30,000 apply for timber to reconstruct damaged house in Kavre


KAVREPALANCHOWK, July 2: A total of 30,000 survivors of the April 2015 earthquake in the district have applied for timbers to be distributed to reconstruct houses damaged by the quake.

The flow of applications for the same continues, said District Forest Office officer Prem Khanal. “Some of the applicants are under the false information that timbers are distributed to quake survivors for free, which is not true,” he said, adding that timber is sold for a price relatively lower than its market rate. One cubic feet timber sells for Rs 6,500 in Kathmandu market.

He said it requires 10,000 cubic feet timber for the district’s quake survivors and the supply would be made from Tarai districts and distributed before Dashain festival as the Department of Forest has already been informed in this regard.

“We have asked for house design from the quake survivors, their landownership certificate, identity card and timber will be distributed after verifying the documents,” he said. RSS