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Quake-resistant buildings for school

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A newly constructed Japanese model earthquake-resistant school building of Mahondri Lower Secondary School, in Shyamgha VDC, Tanahun, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Photo: THT

A newly constructed Japanese model earthquake-resistant school building of Mahondri Lower Secondary School, in Shyamgha VDC, Tanahun, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Photo: THT

Damauli, August 2

With the directive from the Education Department, Japanese model earthquake-resistant school buildings are being constructed in Tanahun.

District Education Office, Tanahun, said that of the 111 buildings, 20 two-room buildings had been completed and 20 three-room buildings would be completed soon. DEO said that local contractors were involved in the construction of earthquake-resistant school buildings in the district.

It is said that a building belonging to Mahondri Lower Secondary School at Shyamgha VDC was constructed as the first model earthquake-resistant school building in the district.

Sub-engineer Shambhu Poudel at DEO said that they have been constructing buildings following the Japanese model aiming to protect students from rain, sun and earthquake.

Assistant Head teacher Mahendra Nath Khanal said students would not feel hot during summer season and they would not be disturbed by the sound of heavy rainfall.

Chairman Bijaya Bahadur Pun Magar of the school management committee said the building was constructed at Rs 1.4 million rupees in 48 days using Chinese bricks.

Meanwhile, District Education Officer Top Bahadur Shrestha said the school buildings were being constructed in the district following the Japanese model prepared by the education department.

He said that his office had directed school inspectors and resource persons in the district to form a new school management committee as the old management committee in all the schools of the district had been dissolved.

A version of this article appears in print on August 03, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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