Engineers of Kathmandu Valley are trained on Masonry Building

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1 August 2018 , Lalitpur  CIUD in Collaboration with UN-Habitat successfully provided a comprehensive technical training on masonry building for the civil and structural engineers of the Kathmandu valley. With the key aim of preparing technical human resources for structure designing and analysis as well as supervising the actual implementation of the design in the traditional buildings, the five-day training was confined in the designing aspects of the masonry buildings with the depth analysis of structure system of load bearing buildings. The participants of the training were engineers from Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) and ward offices as well as from Bungamati, Pilachhen Khokana, and CIUD. Under the joint project of UN-Habitat, CIUD, Lumanti, Sabah Nepal and IHS, Sustainable Tourism and Green Growth for Heritage Settlements of Kathmandu Valley, the training was held from July 26 to 30 2018, with an opening ceremony. Some of the distinguished guests present at the ceremony were Dwarika Shrestha, joint secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Rudra Prasad Gautam, Division Chief, Urban Infrastructure Planning Division, LMC, Padma Sunder Joshi, Programme Manager UN-Habitat Nepal, Ambir Raj Shakya, Ward Chairman, LMC-22 and Prem Bhakta Maharjan, Coordinator, Bungamati Area Reconstruction and Development Council (BARDeC). At the closing ceremony, in the presence of Rajuman Manandhar, Joint Secretary, National Reconstruction Authority, the participants were awarded with the certificate of completion. It has been anticipated from the training that the participants will help to prepare the designs of the masonry building of the heritage settlements of the Kathmandu valley including Bungamati and Pilachhen and will technically supervise the civil constructions.