Kathmandu, July 30: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and the National Skill Testing Board (NSTB) of the Center for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) have signed an agreement to carry out skill testing of workers involved in the post-earthquake reconstruction.
Project Director of the NRA’s Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project (EHRP) Bharat Prasad Aryal and Director of the NSTB Tek Bahadur Malla signed the agreement today on behalf of their respective organizations.
In the first phase, the NSTB will carry out skill testing of 500 masons for Level I and 200 masons for Level II within mid-December this year and provide certificates and identity cards to them.
The workers who qualify for skill testing for Level I will have one year of work experience with the NRA and three years of experience for Level II.
EHRP Director Aryal said that the skill testing being done to ensure that a data base of skilled workers is created which will be useful in the earthquake-resilient reconstruction and sustainable construction in future.
NSTB Director Malla said that the certification of skilled workers would help in mobilizing them in the private housing reconstruction and other development constructions in the coming days.
The NRA has planned to test the skills of about 50,000 workers who have worked in the reconstruction sector after the 2015 earthquake and certify them.
Deputy Director of EHRP Shyammani Kafle and Deputy Director of NSTB Keshav Sharma, among other officials, were present during the agreement signing ceremony.