VSBK/CESEF Project, Nepal

In May 2002, the Government of Nepal announced the discontinuation of production licenses for Bull’s trench kilns (BTK) with movable chimneys. This decision along with environmental concerns from neighboring communities has placed brick makers under strong pressure to find a viable alternative to the BTK. In an initial stage of the programme preparation, Government of Nepal analyzed the technical, environmental and commercial viability of VSBK technology, and concluded that it responds to the needs of the brick industry and at the same time achieving to conserve energy and benefit the environment. Environmental reforms in the brick and other energy intensive sectors are largely in response to the Rio Conference Agenda 21.

In this line, Government of Nepal signed a bilateral agreement with SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) to implement VSBK technology transfer in February 2003.

Primary Contact: Shashank Pandey
Position: Programme Environmentalist

Postal address: VSBK Project Nepal Pulchowk, Lalitpur P.O Box 113, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: 977-1-5521970, 5539845
Fax: 977-1-5521970
Email#1: shashank.pandey@vsbk.org.np
Website: http://www.vsbknepal.com