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Nepal is one of the hot spots for disaster and is ranked as 11th most vulnerable country in the world for earthquake. As Nepal lies in the seismic prone area with frequent occurrence of devastating earthquakes, the buildings need to be designed and constructed for seismic safety. On the contrary, the structures built in Nepal are not just seismically unsafe, but not even engineered to meet the basic building codes. In this case of haphazard growth of non-engineered buildings standing together with the old and withered structure, the settlements in Nepal and basically the city cores are extremely vulnerable to earthquake, as witnessed during the previous quakes.

Many of the early structures in Nepal were built of adobe and low strength masonry. Earth,as a building material, has been used since ancient times, and is still being used in many part of the country, if not in the city areas. The materials available for construction of early monuments, temples, palace and residential buildings were generally limited to those that were readily available and easily worked by local artisans. Because of earth’s intensive use during past centuries, currently, there is a great architectural heritage stock and an equally large stock of vulnerable buildings. As a consequence of their age, design and the functions they performed, surviving historic adobe structures are among the most historically and culturally significant structures in their communities and should be preserved for future generation.

UNDP ,   (2017 )
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Annual Report in English
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 UNDP : Social and Institutional Developoment
09.02.00  -  Housing
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