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There is a building code in Nepal. The code was enacted in 1994. Perhaps, the building code was brought into force in view of the destruc...

NEPAL BUILDING CODE



There is a building code in Nepal. The code was enacted in 1994. Perhaps, the building code was brought into force in view of the destructive earthquake that struck the country in 1988. Earlier, the country had suffered a great earthquake measuring 8.4 on the Richter scale in 1934. However, the country has not learnt any lesson from the earthquakes that it has been subject to from time to time as it lies in the seismic zone.

The 1994 building code has remained dormant since its enforcement. Had the building code been implemented strictly, the loss from the recent earthquake could have been less than what it is now. People tend to build high-storey buildings against drawings for low-storey ones. The concerned authorities also connive at such irregularities, perhaps for some rupees. The same is the case with high-rise apartments. For example, the Park View Horizon Apartment Building, which was the worst-hit among the apartment houses, has 17 storeys against its blueprint for 11.


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