BOAT BUILDING PROGRAMME
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A report prepared for the
Integrated Fishery and Fish Culture Development Project
C. D. Nordlund
This is one of a series of reports prepared during the course of the UNDP project identified on the title page.
The conclusions and recommendations given in the report are those considered appropriate at the time of its preparation. They may be modified in the light of further knowledge gained at subsequent stages of the project.
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this document do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations or the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is greatly indebted to the many people who collaborated with the expert during his assignment and offered their helpful advice and assistance especially to:
Mr. B. B. Khadka, former Director General of Agriculture
Mr. S. B. Nepali, Acting Director General of Agriculture
Mr. P. J. Rana, Deputy Director General of Agriculture
Mr. B. P. Sinha, Regional Director of Agriculture - Pokhara
Mr. S. N. Sarkar, Chief Fisheries Development Officer
Mr. K. G. Rajbanshi, Fisheries Development Officer
|FAO assigned a master boatbuilder to a project in Nepal for one year from November 1976 to October 1977 in order to set up and operate a boatbuilding training programme for the three lakes in the Pokhara region with the facilities on Lake Phewa. The purpose was to replace the existing dugout canoes with boats more suitable for fishing.|
|The expert designed and constructed four different types of subsistence boats. A total of 21 boats was build during the expert's stay. Practical training was carried on from the beginning relying upon people from near the lakes for trainees.|
|Of the boats built by the project six were kept for the Fisheries Project and one was allocated to the Department of Tourism. The remaining boats were sold to the local people.|
|The chief recommendation is that training should continue for people from around the lakes and possibly future recruitment can include trainees from other areas of Nepal. Arrangements should also be made for local people to get low cost loans to finance the purchase of these boats.|
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1.1 Terms of Reference
1.2 Background Information
2. ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2.1 Preliminary Work Carried Out
2.3 Other Work
2.4 Permanent Staff
2.5 Training Programme
2.6 Building Materials
Appendix 1 SURVEY, TRADITIONAL CANOES
Appendix 2 BOATBUILDING TIMBER
Appendix 3 SPECIFICATIONS AND COST 3.2 m FISHING BOAT
Appendix 4 LAKE SAFETY
Appendix 5 POWER MACHINERY AND TOOLS AT BOATYARD
Appendix 6 BOATS BUILT
Appendix 7 STAFF AT BOATYARD
1. 3.20 m Planked canoe. General arrangement.
2. 4.20 m Tourist boat. General arrangement.
3. 5.50 m Fishing boat. General arrangement.
4. 7.30 m Transport boat. General arrangement.
5. Equipment at boatyard. Work bench.
6. Equipment at boatyard. Roller horse for banksaw.
7. Lake safety. Life jacket.
1. One-man fishing boat. Pokhara, Nepal, 1977.
2. Trying out 7.3 m transport boat. Pokhara, Nepal, 1977.
3. 5.5 m fishing boat in use. Pokhara, Nepal, 1977.
4. Boatyard - integrated fish and fish culture development project. Pokhara, Nepal, 1977.