Kathmandu, Feb 18:  The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, India organised a workshop on post-
earthquake reconstruction of schools and other educational facilities in Nepal on 18 th February,
2020 in Kathmandu. The workshop was organised in collaboration with Central Level Project
Implementation Unit (Education), Government of Nepal. The workshop was attended by relevant
stakeholders such as officials of CLPIU (Education) and DLPIU (Education), Government of
Nepal, contractors and site engineers to pave the way for effective project implementation
covering the aspects of Project Execution Guidelines, Good Construction Practices, Monitoring
and Reporting to achieve best quality of construction. The workshop aimed to provide best
practices for delivering End to End construction management at all stages of the project – pre-
construction, construction and post-construction. The function was attended by Mr Choodamani
Paudel, Project Director, CLPIU (Education) and Mr Dilip Shrestha, Dy. PD, CLPIU (Edu.).
Senior officials from National Reconstruction Authority and Embassy of India also graced the

1. Government of India is supporting reconstruction of 70 schools and one library as part of
its post-earthquake assistance in the education sector. CBRI Roorkee is providing Design
Supervision and Project Management Consultancy services for reconstruction of 70 higher
secondary schools in seven districts (Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dhading, Dolakha, Kavrepalanchowk,
Ramechhap and Sindhpalchowk).

2. CBRI Roorkee is a premier National Laboratory under the Council of Scientific & Industrial
Research (CSIR), and is a pioneer in India for research in the field of shelter planning, building
materials, structures, foundations and disaster mitigation. The CBRI is working with the Central
Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) of the Ministry of Education of Nepal to
reconstruct/retrofit educational facilities as per the Government of Nepal’s guidelines on
disaster-resilient reconstruction.