Japan organisations build multipurpose building in Chautara

KATHMANDU: Two Japanese organisations have built a multipurpose disaster-resilient community building in Chaurara, the district headquarters of Sindhupalchok.

Since May 25, 2015, just one month after the massive April 25 earthquake, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and the Institute for Sustainable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) were working in Chautara under the Nepal Earthquake Relief Project.

The model structure was constructed by the two organisations with a technical assistance from National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) Nepal.

A press release issued by the Embassy of Japan today stated that Agni Prasad Sapkota, Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, would inaugurate and hand over the building to officials of Chautara Municipality on November 5.

The release informed that corrugated galvanised iron sheets were also distributed to 2,505 households and local masons were also given training about construction of earthquake-resilient houses in the area.

The building shall be used for community purposes by women's groups, dairy collection centres, and forest users' group, added the statement.