Happiness magnifies with CSEB at Ghyachchok!
Having received long awaited CompressedStabilizedEarthenBlock (CSEB) machine at their home village, there is no boundary of happiness of local people at Ajirkot-1, Ghaychchok. As per collaborative program of UN-Nepal and Oxfam under Housing sector, the machine was provided to Narad Pokhari krishak Samuha.
The CSEB technology was introduced in Nepal after the devastating earthquake of 2015 which helped emerge the massive needs of construction materials and eventually such production helps reduce the pressure on customary stone and bricks.
The machine has been installed in thelocal groundof Ghyachchokhas alreadygone functional and started production at constantlygrowing scale. Localyouths, earlierroaming here and there aimlessly, are now found busy on amassing andscreening sand and soil for the CSEB production and watering on produced CSEB the next day.
“The buildings and structure are almost damaged, stones have gone scarce and bricks from market are expensive. We can get such brick at NRs. 60.00 per unit which is much more affordable and easier for us” share locals joyously.
Cooperativereceives NRs.30.00 on its account with single selling of brick and collection of fund has gone increasing .Stones have gone scarce and seems costlier and time consuming even available hook or crook.
The construction goes much faster by CSEB than that of stone masonry. Using CSEB does not need plastering and thus reduces expenses.
Committee has got its further plan to go into massive production so as to collect good amount by providing stronger and cheaper production materials at their local point and to manage fund to avail another machine in a long run. Locals are found so excited that they are getting ready to construct a house even with a single room.
“Currently, four types of bricks are on production but could be produced the bricks of 17 more categories if purchased requiredplates’’ explains Er. RajuShyama ,Training Facilitatorfrom Build Up.
Following the invitation from Oxfam and UN-Nepal, Training was attended by Employees from NRA, Gorkha , Coordinator and Assistant from HRRP, Gorkha , Chairperson from Ajirkot Rural Municipality and ward representatives and other distinguished personalities from locals and around.
“UN-Nepal and Oxfam deserve heartfelt appreciation for such support with excitement. We are even desirous of having support and assistance with long term significance and productive result” puts Chairperson of CSEB production group blissfully.