“Visit to Reconstruction Area at Dolakha, Nepal “

A team of four members from BUET (Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUET-JIDPUS; Dr. Mehedi A. Ansary, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering; Md. Aminul Islam, Lecturer, BUET-JIDPUS; Md. Jasim, Asst. Instrument Engineer, BUET-JIDPUS) visited Nepal from August 20-25, 2017 in different earthquake affected area to see the stone building construction mechanism. A shake table test of similar construction technology was conducted in Kunming Universtiy of Science and Technology. The same technology is being implemented at the reconstruction site in Dolakha for dissemination in rural parts of Nepal.

This visit was a part of the project of International Center for Collaboration Research on Disaster Risk reduction (ICCR-DRR) jointly implemented by Beijing Normal University (BNU), China and National Society for Earthquake Technology -Nepal (NSET) with the funding support from DFID.