House inspection by KMC

House inspection by KMC



KATHMANDU — The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has deployed 28 engineers for onsite inspection to minimize the constructions taking place in violation of the officially approved maps.

The KMC has deployed 18 from the wards and 10 engineers from the center for regular monitoring of all the buildings currently under construction. Around 10 to 15 residential and commercial buildings are built in Kathmandu on a daily basis.

KMC’s engineer, Ram Thapa, said the decision for deploying engineers for regular monitoring at the construction sites was taken due to the fact that many residential buildings were found to have been built against the maps approved by the KMC.

Earlier, the KMC had been carrying out the inspection only after the houses were constructed. It used to inspect the construction sites only based on complaints.

It is estimated that 80 per cent of the total buildings in Kathmandu is built without compliance to the map endorsed by the metropolitan city. The houses are found to have violated a plethora of criterion including noncompliance with the map, not leaving open spaces and adding more floors without permission. RSS

October 18, 2017 |

Vastu tips for House constructions


Meaning for Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science of harmony and prosperous living by eliminating negative and enhancing positive energies around us.

A home other than being just a house to live, it is an augmentation of our mental space and manifestation of our personality. Each fragment of our life is deeply entwined with the design, décor and maintenance of our home.If the home is not designed according to the Vastu principles then the energy which gets resonated in the house may result to some irreparable harm and loss to owner and the inmates.

Vastu tips for House Construction

Vastu provide basic tips for the house construction that can be followed at the time of construction even they are also applied during the head hunting of plot. These enormously useful tips of Vastu if followed religiously can yield best results immediately in terms of good health, wealth, prosperity and contentment. Here are some important and authentic Vastu tips for the house construction:

  • Before starting the construction some things have to be considered such as shape of plot which is the most important to determine. Irregular shape plot can have bad impact on occupants, so choose regular plot such as square or rectangle.
  • Vastu suggests digging a well in North-east and after that to start the construction.
  • Open space should be given more towards the North and the East and less towards the South and the West.
  • Open space at South-east and North-west should be equal.
  • Avoid planting trees in North-east corner while all other directions are suitable. Heavy trees must be grown towards South, West and South-west side.
  • More windows must be given towards East and North while Southern and Western sides must be avoided for windows and doors.
  • Avoid doors in straight line.
  • Front door must be larger than other doors especially exit door.
  • In the plots Western side must be elevated than Eastern side and Southern must be elevated than North to determine the auspiciousness.
  • As discussed North-east is the first to dig and Vastu recommends starting construction from here and then move forward to East, North and finally South & West.
  • After the foundation is dug in North-east pillars must be stand starting from South-west and later to go in South, West direction and finally in East and Nort


Vastu  for the Bedroom

The Vastu plays a major role in placement and designing of the master bedroom. The way you sleep with your head in different direction and your placement of bed is a major decision which must be taken properly with utmost care. Here are some basic points one must adhere to get peace and prosperity in your bedroom.

  • The master bedroom should always be located in the Southwest part of the house as Southwest represents the element Earth which implies the heaviness, which makes it as the ideal place for the master of the house.
  • The master bedroom should always be located in the Southwest part of the house as Southwest represents the element Earth which implies the heaviness, which makes it as the ideal place for the master of the house.
  • This is not at all suitable for children room, guest room, servant room or any other room.
  • A great deal of attention should be paid to bedrooms in a house. One should sleep with head towards South, East or West and never in north.
  • There should not be any beam crossing over the bed. If it exists, proper rectification should be done immediately otherwise the health will be affected.
  • The bed placed should be on the South/West walls and if not there, it should be kept at least 4” away from the walls.
  • The heavy almirah should be on the South/west wall.
  • The construction material for the bed should be the wood and the wrought iron beds should be avoided.
  • All the electronic gadgets should be placed at a distance from the bed as the Electro- magnetic waves emitted by them interferes with the sleep.
    • There should not be any mirror in front of the bed.
    • The shape of the bed should be regular and any irregular shape should be avoided.
    • The bed should never be placed in front of the bedroom door.
    • The mattress used on the double bed should be a single one.
    • The door of the bedroom should never produce the creaking noise.
    • The colour scheme for the bedroom in Southwest direction should be in any earthy tone like browns, shades of almond, all families of earthen colour.



Vastu Advice For The Kitchen

Kitchen is the most affected area of house from where all kind of energies prevails while an expert Vastu consultant would surely identify about the adverse situation of house if kitchen is placed incorrectly. This important part of house must be placed on its corresponding place i.e. South-east governed by element Fire. Kitchen being the important part of home is the primary contributing factor in the general health and well-being of occupants.

Some essential things need to be considered in Vastu of kitchen, read out related Vastu tip for kitchen:

  • Element Fire governs in the direction South-east, so this portion of house ideal for locating kitchen. However, if choosing alternative then North-west part could be taken for constructing kitchen but avoid making kitchen in any other direction.
  • Cooking gas or stove should be placed at South-east in such a way that while cooking the person face East.
  • Kitchens in north quadrant tend to affect health female members.
  • Place water sink in the North-east with the maximum distance from cooking gas.
  • Larger windows in the kitchen should be in Eastern side while small ventilators should be placed in South.
  • Provision for water storage and taps should be made in North-east of the kitchen.
  • Avoid placing dining table in the centre of the kitchen instead locate it in the North-west direction.
  • The sink should be in the Northeast corner of the kitchen.
  • Electric equipment like microwave, oven or refrigerator should be placed in South-west.
  • The slope of the water flow should be from Southwest towards Northeast.
  • The cylinder should be placed in the Southeast corner.
  • The Geyser should be installed on the Southeast side.
  • The storage for all the food grains, utensils, the overhead almirah should always be on the Southern and the western walls and not on the Northern and the Eastern walls.
  • The fridge should be in placed in the Southwest corner of the kitchen.
  • A dishwasher can be placed in the north west of the kitchen.
  • The exhaust fan should be installed either in the Northwest corner or the South wall.
  • There should be no toilets and bathrooms adjoining, and above or below the kitchen.
  • The door of the kitchen should never face the door of the toilet.


Vastu Advice For The Dining Room

Managing interiors with the Vaastu is a bit creative job but if everything is planned carefully, one can open the doors of the prosperity for themselves. Now we will discuss dining room in detail.

  • The dining hall should be placed in West corner, as the setting rays will kill all the harmful bacteria present in the stored food.
  • The dining can also be made in the East direction of the house, as the morning sunrays are very good for the health.
  • The dining table should be perfect square/rectangle.
  • Dining table should not be sticking to the wall.
  • If you want to place a fridge in the dining room, it should be in southeast direction.
  • While eating the members should face the east, north.
  • The wash basin should be in Northeast side of the room.
  • The main door of the house and of the Dining Room should not face each other.
  • The dining should not be adjacent to toilet.
  • The door of Pooja room/ toilet should not open in front of dining area.
  • If console has to be placed near dining for storage of crockery and utensils, it should be on South/West wall of that area.


Vastu Advice For The Pooja Room

Universe is one of the beautiful creations of nature and everything stands alive only in the limelight of truth. Just like every subject of human aspect is governed with rules, regulations & acts, similarly the art of worshipping has got certain key factor principles to attain all its benefits.

While planning a house, due to the space constraints, many people tend to ignore a separate pooja room but we must not sideline the need to make a place for GOD. Thus by creating a room for worshipping, we are creating a room to get charged with positive vibrations every morning and that energy will energize our environment, mind, body and soul. Our work efficiency will increase and so the progress, prosperity and peace.

This room should be designed carefully because when you do meditation, you should gain the positive energies and then you can feel charged. If it is in wrong direction, then no matter how much meditation you do, you will not feel charged. There are certain rules which one must follow before the commencement of designing a pooja room.


  • The pooja room should always be situated in the North, East or the Northeast side of the house.
  • One should face towards East/North while worshipping.
  • Ideally there should be no idols in the worship room. But if one wish to keep, the height of the idol should not be more than 9″and less than 2″.
  • While worshipping, the legs of the idol should be at the chest level of the person worshipping depending on the position, whether standing or sitting.
  • Nothing should be stored above the cabinet or slab here the God’s idol is placed.
  • A Pooja room should never be made in a bedroom or on a wall adjacent to the bathroom wall.
  • One shall not enter the pooja room for any purpose without washing his legs and hands. Cleaning the feet by rubbing them against each other is prohibited. The left hand must clean them and the water must be poured by the right hand. Reared side of the feet must always be cleaned first.
  • In pooja room, copper vessels only shall be used particularly where water is collected.
  • Triangular pattern of any God should not be drawn in the Pujaghar.
  • The colour of walls of pooja room should be white, lemon or light blue and the marble used should be white.
  • The worship room should have doors and windows in the north or the east
  • The Agnikund should be in the southeast direction of the worship room. The sacred offerings to the fire should be made with the face towards the east
  • Lamp stand should be placed in the Southeast corner of the pooja room.


Vastu for Garden

A well develop landscape lures our guests in most effective way thereby keeping the mood fresh and healthy. Landscaping is not only necessary for occupants to get healthy and clean ambience but lush green plants and trees livens the area. Greenery around the mansion instills few clean breathe every time we take a round around it which also renders relax and restores peace within us.

A Vastu directed garden can bring better results if everything is set & placed accordingly with Vastu norms including plants, trees and water fountain. Vastu can be followed to energize the surrounding with immensely healthy plants for the betterment of occupants and peace.

Vastu tips for garden are as follows:

  • Following a general in Vastu, garden should be made in East or North portion of mansion while South-east and South-west should be neglected for any kind of plantation.
  • A water fountain can be constructed in the East or North siding the exact North-east and North-west.
  • Do not keep plants taller than three feet in home garden area.
  • Swings should be placed in East or North direction.
  • Do not plant huge trees or plants in the middle of the garden.
  • Entertaining section for children should be located in North-west.
  • Avoid thorny bushes in the garden arena and keep the garden free from dry creepers, leaves etc to make it a comforting & relaxing place.
  • Always add some centre of attraction in garden such as any idol, artistic creation with stone like rock landscaping etc in order to make the environment peaceful and pleasant.
  • Fruitful trees should be planted in East direction and if there is swimming pool it must face North or North-east.
  • Placement of swimming pool or any other water resource in Centre, South, South-east, South-west and North-west should be avoided because water resource in these directions lead to mental instability, causes health problems and also have other adverse effects
  •  Stairs Vaastu
  •          Stairs of house or building must conform some norms as per Vastu because oddly made stairs can lead various mishappenings in house related to disease, odd things and losing mental peace. There some rules laid down in Vastu-Shastra as how stair case should construct:
  • Ideally stairs should be constructed in South. West or South-west corners to gain good wealth and for inmates health. However, stairs in other corners lead to loss of wealth.
  • Stairs should be constructed clock i.e. clock wise and anti-clockwise stairs should be avoided.
  • Number of stairs should not be even numbers or zero at unit place such as 10, 20, 30; stairs are good in odd number for instance 3, 9, 11, 13 etc.
  • Avoid stairs in Brahmsthan- Centre of the house which is inauspicious. Main stair should never originate from strong room, kitchen and pooja room.
  • Circular stairs should also be avoided.
  • Stairs arising from South, West or South-west are auspicious and beneficial in terms of financial gain.
  • The starting stair should not be round.
  • Unruly and bad conditioned stairs create mental instability and stress among inmates. Thus stairs should be kept in good condition through repair.
  • Room having staircase in South-west direction is not good for occupant and lead to problems like hypertension, anemia and other complicated disease which are sometimes incurable
  • Vastu for Well and Tube-Well

    Water is one of the significant elements among Panchbhootas that constitute the entire concept of Vastu-Shastra. The placement of well or tube-well in a house should be proper so as to gain profits and over-all prosperity. There are some set of rules involve in Vastu for the location of under-ground well or tube-well and it has been observed that well or tube-well if placed in wrong direction leads to numerous problems in terms of health, wealth and prosperity. Thus it is important to give water its essential space so as to counteract negative energies and making the environment positive.

    Some problems faced by occupants if well-or tube-well is located in wrong direction are:

    • Wealth loss
    • Low virility
    • Sexual problems in male member
    • Enemy trouble
    • Quarrel with children
    • Death in extreme cases
    • Problems in female members or no female in family

    Therefore it is best to make well/tube-well in proper location to avoid any kind of mishap or loss. Some ideal directions for water resource are:

    • North
    • North-east
    • East

    However avoid locating underground water resource in South, South-east, South-west or North-west because these directions are inauspicious for under-ground water and only lead to heavy losses.


Vastu Advice For Toilet

Placement of toilet in a home is most important for the health and wealth of the inmates living there. If by hap toilet is placed at undesirable place then surely it would lead to major problems such as finance loss, health problems, mental tension and stress etc. Vastu-Shastra lays down rules for the placement toilet and WC so that it won’t create any complication for any occupant. The positioning of toilet should be complaint to Vastu norms in every way, here are some rules for placement of toilet:

  • North-west is ideally considered for the placement of toilet while attached toilet in bathroom must also be in this direction only.
  • Alternative direction for the construction of toilet is South-east.
  • Avoid toilet in North-east and East.
  • The toilets should be located at a safe distance from the kitchen and the dining room.
  • W.C should always be on the Southeast/ Northwest Side and facing North/South.
  • WC should never come down just below the running stairs.
  • The bigger window should be on the north and a smaller one in the west.
  • Door of toilet should be placed in Eastern sides.
  • Mirror should always be on the East or North wall.
  • The WC should never come in front of the bathroom door.
  • If there is almirah, it should always be on the Southwest Side of the toilet.
  • The slope of the bathroom floor should be towards north and east so water drains to the northeast side of the bathroom.
  • The suitable directions for keeping the washing machine are southeast and northwest.
  • Avoid dark shades on toilet walls.
  • Vastu for Entrance Gate

    Entrance of a house explains everything because this is the gateway from which energies constantly goes in and out. This important gate should be maintained with utmost care while direction should be appropriate to reap rich benefits. Specific directions decide fate of occupants and if unfortunately placed in wrong direction then remedies should be followed by traditional rituals prescribed.

    All the negative and positive energies surround here and which is why is important to locate main gate in proper direction to maintain well-being and prosperity in house. Vastu tips for entrance are:

    • Entrance of house is best in North and East sides
    • Entrance gate should be heavier, stronger and bigger than other doors of house.
    • Keep the entrance clutter free and tidy to make the surrounding positive.
    • Entrance should never be dark and ensure that this place is well lit throughout.
    • Avoid keeping garbage or dustbin near the entrance.
    • Main should not make any creaky noise.
    • Main gate should never face intersecting roads.
    • There should not be any obstruction in the entrance gate with things like poles, tree, wires and vehicles.
    • Main door should always open inwards.
    • Entrance of house should not face temple.
    • Embellish main door with Om, Swastik, and flowers.
    • Avoid any under-water or septic tanks under the main entrance.
    • Lift of building should not face entrance.
    • No wall should obstruct in front of main gate.
    • Avoid self-closing door.

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August 26, 2017 |

Major Hydro powers projects


Hydro book of 100 years Rs 2500 For BUY TODAY


Pharping ,The first hydro power project in Nepal was installed in 1911 AD. with capacity of 500 kW .
Some of the major hydropower plants in Nepal are given below
Kaligandaki Hydropower Plant, Syangja
Capacity: 144,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Middle Marsyangdi Hydropower Project, Rasuwa
Capacity: 70,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Marshyangdi Hydropower Plant, Tanahun
Capacity: 69,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Khimti Hydropower Plant, Dolakha
Capacity: 60,000 kW
Project Owner: Himal Power Limited

Kulekhani I Hydropower Plant, Makawanpur
Capacity: 60,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project, Sindhupalchok
Capacity: 36,000 kW
Project Owner: Bhote Koshi Power Company

Kulekhani II Hydropower Plant, Makawanpur
Capacity: 32,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Trishuli Hydropower Plant, Nuwakot
Capacity: 24,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Chilime Hydropower Project, Rasuwa
Capacity: 20,000 kW
Project Owner: Chilime Hydropower Company

Gandaki Hydropower Plant, Nawalparasi
Capacity: 15,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Devighat Hydropower Plant, Nuwakot
Capacity: 14,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Modi Hydropower Plant, Parbat
Capacity: 14,000 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Upper Modi Hydropower Project, Parbat
Capacity: 14,000 kW
Project Owner: GITEC Nepal Private Limited
Jhimruk Hydropower Plant, Pyuthan
Capacity: 12,300 kW
Project Owner: Butwal Power Company

Sunkoshi Hydropower Plant, Sindhupalchok
Capacity: 10,050 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Indrawati Hydropower Project, Sindhupalchok
Capacity: 7,500 kW
Project Owner: National Hydropower Company

Puwa Hydropower Plant, Ilam
Capacity: 6,200 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Andhikhola Hydropower Plant, Syangja
Capacity: 5,100 kW
Project Owner: Butwal Power Company

Chatara Hydropower Project, Sunsari
Capacity: 3,200 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority

Panauti Hydropower Project, Kavre
Capacity: 2,400 kW
Project Owner: Nepal Electricity Authority


August 21, 2017 |

Standard House in just Rs 3000/per.sq.feet .






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The cost for full finished home cost just Rs;3000 /per sq.feed.It is a  just ready to shift.

MERO GHAR  takes entirely responsive starting to end ,house map drawing to final map registration certificate from concerned dept.

This ccost is very reasonable as we calculate the cost of latest constructions materials  & labour wages.

Mostly local contractors ,they just built ,a house owner should manage themselves entire  constructions materials,& should find  seperate contractors like:finding painter.plumbers,electricians ,carpenter,marble fixer,floorings,kitchen fafricators,alumunium & iron fabfricators ..etc Which are unlimited tensionable & time consuming.

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The full finished cost for 800 sq.feet is Rs 24laks only.It means in general Six rooms .The  cost  includes:Kitchen,toilets,bharyang,bed rooms,bathrooms,dining hall,For two story cost Rs 48 laks,& Rs 60 laks for 2.5 story.For 800 sq.feet ,It costs Rs 24 laks only for construction & finishing materials in PRATICE

It is prooved that it costed 95 laks to 110 laks for 2.5 story,in PRATICEघर-चर्किनुका-कारणहर

July 28, 2017 |

Wood Carvings in Nepal










Woodcarving in Nepal has been most highly developed in the Kathmandu Valley, which comprises Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts. These three are home to the world’s rarest wooden art. Perhaps nowhere else in the world are the carvings as sophisticated, dramatic and extensively incorporated in construction. Even the name, “Kathmandu,” indicates the unique focus of this area. Derived from the Sanskrit word kastamandap, whichis the conjunction of kasta, meaning wood and mandapa, meaning temple or hall, Kathmandu means “temple made of wood.”

At the western edge of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square one finds the structure known as Kastamandap, the oldest surviving timber structure in the valley, its three tiers of pagoda roof rising fifty feet above a long veranda. The structure dates back 800 years, and legend tells how it was constructed entirely from the trunk of a single sal tree(Shorea robusta). Yet with the extent of wooden temples and iconography throughout Kathmandu and vicinities, a more accurate definition of “Kathmandu” would be “city of temples made of wood.”

Temple pillars, Deity icons and palace portals display the epitome of local carving skill. Apart from these, the predominant use of elaborate woodwork is in doorways and windows of the wealthy, though even common households strive to embellish their structures. Usually, frames of doors and windows are made of hardwood–a painstaking job. Hardwoods are first seasoned for a number of years so that the doors and windows can last for centuries. Frames are primarily carved with floral designs. The doors themselves are usually made of softwood and carved with images of Gods and Goddesses. But wherever the doors are exposed to harsh conditions, they are made of hardwood as well. Some are decorated with the eyes of Buddha. Others have designs of the traditional religious water pot, kalash, fish and flowers, all symbols of good fortune.

Apart from many standard options, the preferred ornamental designs are the lotus window, mesh, chariot, peacock and oriel windows. Windows in Nepal serve a higher function than those of Western architecture. They are not mere inlets for air and light, but are portals of peace and beauty. Sculpted upon them are images of Gods and Goddesses who are expected to protect residents within from evil forces. Certain windows are not even meant for looking through. Their main function is artistic and symbolic. As such, many styles of window do not open. The option to peer out is found mostly in balcony windows, through which modest and reserved women can view the happenings in the city without becoming involved. Such windows are symbols of higher social and economic status of those people.

The Nepalese woodcarving tools are simple and traditional: chisel, adze, handsaw, wooden mallet and jack plane. Craftsmen embellish wood for interior decoration as well as for exterior use. For centuries, a particular caste among the Nepalese Newars, called “Silpakar,” has dutifully preserved the country’s woodcarving heritage. Lately, however, peoples of other castes have joined the occupation. Originally supported and encouraged by the Malla kings, the art is now supported primarily through purchases made by Western tourists.

Patan is known as city of FINE ARTS in the world.

Most Silpakars are still engaged themselves in various aspects of the woodcarving industry. Silpakars are prominent at Jombahal, in Lalitpur, and out of 700 Silpakar families in Bugmati, 300 operate their own woodcarving shops. Om Krishna Silpakar,  the owner of Om Wood Carving & Jk wood carving,run by Anjana Tamrakar  (9841750785 0),purna wood Carving  at Patan  are  such  a family.Wood carving Industries  estd in 1967,by Moti Lal silpakar  ,at Patan industrial Estate is  a pioneer wood carvings exporters in international market  who introduce a wood carvings business  in Nepal.


Most Silpakars, feels an abiding love of and responsibility to his tradition. “om krishna silpakar  proud that I have protected the wood carving industry started by my forefathers,” he said. “I have been able to introduce Nepal to some 40 to 50 countries through the exports of my woodwork. This gives me great satisfaction. During my childhood, I would be thrilled when tourists visited. I still remember fondly when King Tribhuvan and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited our workshop.”

Of late, modern construction has threatened to usurp traditional architecture. Yet the old-style carvings still lure tourists. In an effort to preserve existing ancient works, the Bhaktapur municipality has strictly prohibited the demolition of traditional buildings for replacement with modern ones.

History relates how woodcarving in Nepal developed in Kathmandu Valley largely during the Malla dynasty, which was founded in 1350 by Jayasthiti Malla. The Malla period continued for almost 600 years and was a glorious era in the history of Nepal. Mallas developed trade and commerce, industry, religion and culture. They reached a high level of perfection in the fields of art and architecture. John Sanday in his book Monuments of the Kathmandu Valley writes, “The traditional buildings that are mostly in evidence throughout the valley today represent the craft and architecture of the Malla dynasty, which started in the fourteenth century, survived the early Shah period, but rapidly faded during the Rana era.” The Rana period started in Nepal with the rise of Jang Bahadur Rana in 1846 and the system crumbled down in 1951. One of the reasons why the artistic and architectural activity flourished during the Malla period was that the kings protected such activity. Whatever architecture Nepal has to be proud of today is not from modern construction but solely due to the beautiful art cultivated by the Malla regime.

Today, things are not all favorable for the Nepalese craftsmen. Woodcarvers have their own challenges to overcome. Ramlal Silpakar complains, “The depletion of forests has created a shortage of sal trees, which take at least a hundred years to mature in the forest. It is not within the means of many of the craftsmen to afford the skyrocketing prices of sal wood.” Sita Maiya adds, “Lack of incentive from the side of the state is also a serious problem. In the past, the carving industry prospered because of protection from the state. But now, who cares for the industry?” Ram Bahadur, who has been in carving for generations, states, “We have to stand and make a living on our own. Prospects for training are limited. Many craftsmen families who used to carve wonders have abandoned their craft.” And Shyam Sakya, a prominent woodcarvings businessman says that the domestic market has been whittled down to just the affluent.

A unique success in wood arts is the Hotel Dwarikas, which is the lifetime achievement of late Dwarika Das Shrestha. The hotel is the manifestation of his effort to restore and preserve a culture and a heritage. Shrestha rescued ancient carvings from demolition sites and commissioned new works from local craftsmen, all of which are maintained and displayed in the hotel, which he created to be a “living museum.” Dwarikas ( is now dynamically managed by Shrestha’s wife, Ambica,


July 26, 2017 |

Prices increased in constructions materials





Prices of major  construction materials:bricks, gravels,cement, sand and iron rods, have increased by  20 percent in the domestic market in the last three months, as post-earhquake reconstruction works have fuelled demand for these products.

Each tipper (265 cubic feet) of sand now costs Rs30,000. The product used to cost Rs25,000 around three months ago, according to Narayan Paudel, owner of Jayamata Pathivara Suppliers, a shop located at Kalanki that sells sand, gravels and bricks.

Prices of cement, which commands 28 percent of the construction budget on average, have also gone up by up to 10 percent in the domestic market in the last three months.

Nepal-made Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) now costs Rs900-Rs920 per 50-kg sack, according to Bhim KC of Ramjanaki Hardware Centre at Kalanki. The product was available for Rs850 per 50-kg sack three months ago.

Price of Nepal-made Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC), on the other hand, which hovered around Rs730-Rs750 per 50-kg sack three months ago, has now jumped to Rs800.

Prices of construction materials are going up lately as post-earthquake reconstruction and other construction works are moving ahead at a faster pace, according to the Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN).

“May, June and July are peak season for construction works in Nepal, as government-led construction works rise during this time of the year. Also, demand for construction materials has gone up lately due to post-quake reconstruction works. But supply of many of these materials has not been able to catch up with the demand. Hence, the price hike,” FCAN President Sharad Kumar Gauchan said.

Because of these reasons, price of iron rod has also gone up by around 3 percent to Rs77 per kg. Around two weeks ago, price of iron rod stood at Rs75 per kg, according to Rabi Maharjan, an accountant at New Siddhi Hardware Centre in Kalanki.

Despite this, prices of other construction materials like bricks and gravels have remained stable in the last three months.

Each tipper (265 cubic feet) of gravel used to cost Rs30,000 three months ago. This price has not changed over the period of last three months. This is the same for bricks.

Bricks of ‘Quality No. 1’ used to cost Rs16-Rs17 per unit three months ago, while bricks of ‘Quality No. 2’ used to cost Rs13-Rs14 per unit. Similarly, bricks of ‘Quality No. 3’ used to cost Rs9 per unit three months ago. Prices of different varieties of bricks have so far remained unchanged, according to traders of construction materials.

July 26, 2017 |

Cement Adhesives are Manufectured in Nepal



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काठमाडौं । स्थायी तथा अस्थायी संरचनाको निर्माण गर्दा इँटाको विकल्पमा प्रयोग गरिने इको प्यानलको जोडाइमा प्रयोग हुने एडिसिभ(adhesive) सिमेन्टको नेपालमै उत्पादन सुरु भएको छ । हालसम्म विदेशबाट आयात गरी प्रयोग भइरहेकोमा नेपालमै पहिलो पटक गोर्खा इको प्यानलले यो सिमेन्टको उत्पादन थालेको हो ।

यो सिमेन्ट इको प्यानलको जोडाइका साथै बाथरुम र किचेनका टायलहरु टाँंस्न प्रयोग गरिन्छ । इको प्यानलको जोडाइमा प्रयोग हुने यो सिमेन्ट अन्य सिमेन्ट भन्दा फरक हुन्छ । सामान्य सिमेन्ट भन्दा यसको कम्प्रेसिभ स्ट्रेन्थ(जोडाई क्षमता) मजबुत हुने भएकाले इको प्यानलको जोडाईमा यही सिमेन्ट आवश्यक पर्छ ।

उत्पादित सिमेन्ट प्रति बोरा ५० केजीको छ । यसअघि चीनबाट आयातित गरिआएकोमा अहिले बहराइनस्थित साझेदार कम्पनी अल खाजाको प्रविधि नेपालमा भित्राई यसको उत्पादन नेपालमै सुरु गरेको गोर्खा इको प्यानलका प्रमुख कार्यकारी अधिकृत(सीइओ) इञ्जिनियर कृष्णभक्त दुवालले बताए ।

भारतबाट आयातित प्रिफ्याब प्यानलहरुले ज्वाइन्टमा सिमेन्टको प्रयोग नगरे पनि गोर्खा इको प्यानलले यो सिमेन्ट प्रयोग गर्दै आएको सिईओ दुवालले बताए । ल्याबमा पूर्ण परीक्षण पश्चात मात्रै यो सिमेन्ट बजारमा पठाउने उनले बताए । सकेसम्म अत्यधिक स्वदेशी कच्चा पदार्थको प्रयोगबाट यो सिमेन्टको उत्पादन थालेको उनले जनाए । एडिसिभ सिमेन्टको प्रयोगले इको प्यानलमा भएका टंङ्ग एण्ड ग्रुभको जोडाई मजबुत हुने उनले बताए ।

ल्यावमा परीक्षण गर्दा यसको  कम्प्रेशिभ स्ट्रेन्थ ४० एमपीए रहेको जनाइएको छ जुन अन्य सिमेन्टमा भन्दा धेरै हो । यो एडिसिभ सिमेन्ट चाँंडो सुक्ने भएकोले काम गर्न सहज हुने बताइएको छ ।

एडिसिभ सिमेन्टको उत्पादन थालेको गोर्खा इको प्यानल स्वदेशमै इको प्यानल उत्पादन गर्ने नेपालकै पहिलो कम्पनी हो । यो आईएसओ ९००१:२०१५ चिन्ह प्राप्त कम्पनी हो । ‘निर्माण सामाग्रीमा हरित क्रान्ति’ भन्ने नाराका साथ कम मात्रै प्राकृतिक श्रोतसाधनको प्रयोग गरी यो कम्पनीले स्वदेशमै निर्माण सामाग्री उत्पादन गर्दै आइरहेको छ । कम्पनीले काठको विकल्पको रुपमा पूर्ण वातावरणमैत्री यूपीभीसीको झ्याल ढोकाहरु पनि उत्पादन गर्दै आएको छ ।

ल्यावमा परीक्षण गर्दा यसको  कम्प्रेशिभ स्ट्रेन्थ ४० एमपीए रहेको जनाइएको छ जुन अन्य सिमेन्टमा भन्दा धेरै हो । यो एडिसिभ सिमेन्ट चाँंडो सुक्ने भएकोले काम गर्न सहज हुने बताइएको छ ।

एडिसिभ सिमेन्टको उत्पादन थालेको गोर्खा इको प्यानल स्वदेशमै इको प्यानल उत्पादन गर्ने नेपालकै पहिलो कम्पनी हो । यो आईएसओ ९००१:२०१५ चिन्ह प्राप्त कम्पनी हो । ‘निर्माण सामाग्रीमा हरित क्रान्ति’ भन्ने नाराका साथ कम मात्रै प्राकृतिक श्रोतसाधनको प्रयोग गरी यो कम्पनीले स्वदेशमै निर्माण सामाग्री उत्पादन गर्दै आइरहेको छ । कम्पनीले काठको विकल्पको रुपमा पूर्ण वातावरणमैत्री यूपीभीसीको झ्याल ढोकाहरु पनि उत्पादन गर्दै आएको छ ।


July 25, 2017 |
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