TCNL distributes 14,191 cubic feet timber for reconstruction

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KATHMANDU — The Timber Corporation of Nepal Limited (TCNL) has distributed 14 thousand 191 cubic feet timber for the post-quake reconstruction in the Kathmandu Valley.

This amount of timber was made available for use in the construction of houses, heritage structures and the buildings of the public organizations and institutions which were damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake of April 25, 2015.

TCNL general manager Raju Laudari said that so far 4,864 cubic feet timber has 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 the three districts of the Kathmandu valley for construction of heritages. It started distributing timber for house construction to the earthquake-affected people and for construction of heritages in the Kathmandu valley from June 12.

As per the Guidelines on Production and Management of Timber for the Earthquake-affected, 2015, a committee is formed under the coordination of the Chief District Officer in all the earthquake affected districts for preparing the particulars of the timber required for reconstruction, demand the timber from the Department of Forests, distribute the timber, make arrangements for the distribution and security and for monitoring the distribution of the timber.

GM Laudari said that there has been a delay in the distribution of timber as the corporation was not in a position to make the timber available in all the earthquake affected districts. He said that the District Forest Office of the district concerned shall provide timber to the earthquake-affected people in all the other districts except the three districts of the Kathmandu valley.

TCNL has been providing the timber at the rate of Rs 2,740 per cubic feet. It will provide 115 thousand cubic feet timber to the earthquake-affected people in the current fiscal year. RSS