The Government of India’s approach to development is mainly human-centric and is marked by Respect, Diversity, Care for the future, and Sustainable development. India has been sharing its developmental experiences and technical expertise with other countries in the spirit of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.
India’s fundamental principle in cooperation is respecting development partners and being guided by their development priorities.
Indian model of developmental cooperation is comprehensive and involves multiple instruments including grant-in-aid, line of credit, capacity building and technical assistance. Depending on the priorities of partner countries, India’s development cooperation ranges from commerce to culture, energy to engineering, health to housing, IT to infrastructure, sports to science, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance to restoration and preservation of cultural and heritage assets.
Towards this end, Government of India is providing technical and financial assistance for multi-sectoral development of Nepal. The scope and breath of India’s economic assistance programme has been expanding over the years. Under the present program, GOI is helping rebuild education and health sector buildings earthquake affected districts. CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee feels proud to be a prime-mover in this endeavour of GOI, with disaster resilient features.
To reconstruct 70 higher secondary schools in line with GoN’s Guidelines for Developing Type Designs for School Buildings in Nepal on disaster-resilient standards, and equipped with water and sanitation facilities, including gender-specific toilets, disabled and child friendly features and science and computer laboratories.
To reconstruct the Central Library in Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu in line with disaster-resilient standards and modern amenities.
To reconstruct 132 health buildings in line with GoN’s Guidelines for Developing Type Designs for Health Buildings in Nepal on disaster-resilient standards, and equipped with water and sanitation facilities, including gender-specific toilets, disabled and patient friendly features and laboratories.
The consultancy service is essentially divided into the following three phases:
Phase I: Survey, Planning & Design, due diligence on the BoQ for the tendering and monitoring of the complete bidding process
Phase II: Construction Supervision, Reporting and Monitoring of Progress
Phase III: Post-Construction Inspection/Defect Liability Period
Phase I : Survey, Planning & Design
CSIR-CBRI will carry out the assessment of: degree of damage of existing school buildings and design appropriate retrofitting, repairs and rehabilitation works, if any; assessment of school requirements and draw new designs and adjustment in the type designs of buildings to suit the site conditions, based on the results of Safe Bearing Capacity (SBC) tests
The scope of work in Phase – I includes: Site Investigation, Topography, Survey, Design Services &Project Management
Phase II : Construction Supervision, Reporting
and Monitoring of Progress
CSIR-CBRI, in collaboration with Ministry of Education (GoN) engineers/sub-engineers, shall supervise works and guide the contractors from time to time to achieve quality construction.
Provide quick design modification, wherever required, during construction (design troubleshooting) and resolve construction issues.
Prepare takeover certificate confirming that all the works are in compliance with time and implementation schedule and technical aspects of the contract for the approval and issuance by the Project Director, CLPIU.
Phase III : Post-Construction Inspection/Defect
Inspection of completed works at appropriate intervals to identify any defect and issue instructions to contractor(s) for rectification of the defective works and ensure contractor(s) have carried out their contractual obligations in respect of repair and reconstruction of defective works.
Shortly before the end of the DLP, the CSIR-CBRI shall carry out a thorough inspection of works, re-works and if necessary supervise a further rectification. Once this has been completed, issue a Defects Rectification Certificate and a draft Taking Over Certificate and submit both to the Project Director, CLPIU for approval.
Check all the ‘As Built Drawings’ submitted by the contractors to CLPIU.