May 10,Bhaktapur: For the first time in the country, production of pollution-free bricks has begun at Bageshwori of Changunarayan Municipality in Bhaktapur. It is based on Japanese technology.
Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa inaugurated the ‘Super Eco Brick Innovation’ amid a ceremony here Tuesday.
On the occasion, Masashi said that production of such bricks would not cause environmental pollution, but maintains environmental balance.
It is said that the bricks to be produced in this system should not be kept in the furnace-room burning the mud.
The Japanese Ambassador said that the bricks produced from the company are reliable and gaining popularity for building construction; and the technology has started even in Bangladesh.
The bricks to be produced would support in the reconstruction of the building damaged by the ‘Gorkha Earthquake’, he said, adding that the beginning of this venture would help further cement Nepal-Japan relations.
On the occasion, Chairperson of Japan’s renowned Iken Pvt Ltd, Hidiyaki Hachiya, said that the company was elated to get an opportunity to invest in the land of Gautam Buddha.
Didiyaki said that this industry is the first to produce bricks by using chemicals, and added that it would contribute to social responsibility for being the environment-friendly industry.
Industry’s managing director Sunil Lohiya said that the industry established with the investment of Rs 200 million has the capacity to produce 100,000 bricks per day. RSS