Architectural Drawings for Kanchi Dahal’s House

Our technical team, led by Mr. Ram Maharjan, has just revised some architectural drawings fit to the size of the land plot owned by Mrs. Kanchi Dahal.

Proposed Site Plan (Kanchi Dahal)Proposed Floor Plan (Kanchi Dahal)South and West Side (Kanchi Dahal)East and North Side (Kanchi Dahal) Roof Plan (Kanchi Dahal)Ground Plan (Kanchi Dahal)

The technical team is currently preparing the structural drawings, with room for re-estimation following additional items as per government guidelines.

Hopefully, with the end of the blockade in Nepal and the gradual lowering of prices, we can commence our building without any problems.

Nepalhilfe Scholarship Beneficiaries

Nepalhilfe der VHS Bhaktapur has distributed the following amounts from its scholarship fund to the following:

  1. Bal Bhushan Lower Secondary School
    Jhaukhel, Bhaktapur District
    Rs. 50,000
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  2. Barsa Bastola
    Quality English School
    Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District
    Rs. 34,000
  3. Pallovi Bastola
    Quality English School
    Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District
    Rs. 27,560
  4. Prasan Kasula
    Basu Higher Secondary School
    Bhaktapur
    Rs. 25,000
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  5. Rajani Kasula
    Helping Hands for the Deaf
    Kathmandu
    Rs. 10,000
  6. Sabita Kasula
    Sharadha Higher Secondary School
    Bhaktapur
    Rs. 8,000
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  7. Sajan Kasula
    Bagiswori Higher Secondary School
    Bhaktapur
    Rs. 6,000
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  8. Dipesh Sandha
    Sooryadaya Secondary School
    Bhaktapur
    Rs. 17,730

Field Inspection of Houses in Jhaukhel, Bhaktapur

On December 4, 2015, Nepalhilfe der VHS Bhaktapur visited Jhaukhel VDC (Village Development Committee) in Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

Jhaukhel Visit

Along with two staff members from the VHS office, two volunteers from Lalitpur also came to assist in inspecting the lots of the houses that we plan to build in Jhaukhel. Ram Maharjan and Rajib Awale are the engineers currently providing technical support to Nepalhilfe, volunteering out of their personal initiative.

 

Nepalhilfe made some measurements and mapping of the lots belonging to the house owners, Kanchi Dahal and Krishna Prasad Dahal, and also made some estimates on how much of the original building materials can still be used in order to reduce the total building cost.

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Since the April 2015 earthquake, the government of Nepal has been more strict with building rules and procedures. Architects and engineers are now required to follow new government rules in making designs for buildings, and the land owners are required to submit an approval form to the government before they can start building.

Although it is a good thing that the government has become more strict with its building laws, it also means that building costs will increase as people make more of an effort to follow these regulations. Nepalhilfe is currently working on making its houses as reasonable and affordable as possible, not just for the benefit of the house owners but also to serve as a model to the rest of the villagers who also lost their houses in the earthquake. We hope to inspire others who wish to rebuild their houses to follow our cost-friendly example, and we are more than willing to share our knowledge in this regard.

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Currently we have estimated that each house will cost Rs. 600,000 (6 lakh) to build, but with the present fuel shortage costs can go up to 50% more due to the difficulty in procuring and transporting supplies. Hopefully the situation will be resolved before we start building.

Nepalhilfe Receives Donation for Scholarship Fund

Nepalhilfe der VHS Bhaktapur would like to thank Mr. Hans Diegruber for his generous donation of 424 Euros. The money was raised by Mr. Diegruber’s daughter and her classmates, who drew pictures and sold them in the village of Saint Martin, Austria.

Nepalhilfe is currently planning a training course for teachers that will help them make their classes more economical and financially sustainable for the students, so that they will not have to spend so much on school supplies. This training course will be funded by the Nepalhilfe scholarship fund.