Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln Project /Clean Energy Building Technologies for Nepal

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The Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is supporting the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln/ Program in Nepal since 2002. It aims to find local solutions through the introduction of cleaner building technologies, such as clean bricks firing technologies and innovative building materials and techniques leading to the reduction of GHG emission. The project works with entrepreneurs (private sector) to promote cost effective, social and environment friendly building technologies.

Achievements till June 2010: Construction of 19 VSBK units since 2003 throughout the country with an annual production capacity of 51 mil bricks if operated at 100% capacity, providing an annual CO2 reduction of approximately 12'000 tons.