Mahankal Primary School built with earthbags at Aagra-8 in Makawanpur district.

Mahankal Primary School built with earthbags at Aagra-8 in Makawanpur district.

“Mar 1, 2016- A building of Mahankal Primary School at Aagra-8 in the northern Makawanpur district built with Earthbag technology has reprieved students from studying under makeshift shelters. The April 25 earthquake had destroyed the school building.

Roshan Kumar Jha, executive director of Good Earth Nepal, said that his organisation has constructed a two-room building for the school, which he said is Good Earth Nepal’s first school in Nepal.

“It was the most popular quake-resistant house model presented in the ‘rural design’ competition organised by Nepal Engineering Association,” said Jha, adding that the building has been constructed with the sacks filled with soil . “These sacks are made up of polypropylene. Each of them will last over 500 years if plastered.” Around 86 percent of materials used were locally resourced.”

Read the full story at the Kathmandu Post.
This is good publicity for earthbag building. I’m told the Kathmandu Post is one of the leading national newspapers in Nepal. Error: polypropylene bags not cement bags are used for earthbag building.
Good Earth Nepal


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