TCNL distributes 14,191 cubic feet timber for post-quake reconstruction

Kathmandu, October 25

The Timber Corporation of Nepal Limited has distributed 14,191 cubic feet timber for post-quake reconstruction in Kathmandu Valley. The timber was made available for use in the construction of houses, heritage structures and buildings of public organisations and institutions, which were damaged in the 2015 earthquakes.

TCNL General Manager Raju Laudari said so far 4,864 cubic feet timber had been distributed in Kathmandu, 8,184 cubic feet in Bhaktapur and 698 cubic feet in Lalitpur.

The corporation has distributed 444 cubic feet timber in all three districts of Kathmandu Valley for construction of heritages. It started distributing timber for house construction to the earthquake-affected people and for construction of heritages in Kathmandu Valley from June 12.

As per the guidelines on production and management of timber for earthquake-affected people, a committee has been formed under the coordination of chief district officer in all earthquake-affected districts for preparing the particulars of timber required for reconstruction work, demanding timber from the Department of Forests, making arrangements for distribution of timber and monitoring the timber distribution process.

Laudari admitted that timber distribution had been delayed as the corporation was not in a position to make timber available in all earthquake-affected districts.