Measuring tools shortage hits inspection work in Ramechhap

Ramechhap, January 21

Technicians deployed to inspect reconstructed houses in quake-hit rural areas of Ramechhap have complained that they are unable to carry out their work due to lack of measuring tools.

The technicians said that shortage of measuring tapes and tablets had affected inspection work. They added that they had been facing problems carrying out their work due to lack of tablets. Chief at District Project Implementation Unit Ramechhap Binod Kumar Yadav said only few tablets were sent to the district. “Of them, some of the tablets have been sent to the centre for repairs,” he added. Yadav said technicians reached the office asking for tablets almost daily. “But we are compelled to send them back empty-handed,” he informed. Engineer Nikesh Baral, who is deployed at Tokarpur, said it was embarrassing to say that they did not even have a measuring tape. “People frequently come to us for inspection of their houses but we have to say sorry,” he added.

Engineers in the presence of National Reconstruction Authority Secretary Madhusudhan Adhikari and executive committee member Dhruba Sharma, who reached Ramechhap for inspection, said shortage of inspection and measuring tools had affected their work badly.

Chief at District Coordination Committee Rishi Raj Acharya also drew the attention of the authority concerned towards the issue.

Meanwhile, NRA Secretary Adhikari pledged to provide the required tools and devices at the earliest. As many as 150 technicians have been deployed for reconstruction work in Ramechhap district.