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MAW Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd. (MEPL)

MAW Earth Movers Pvt. Ltd. (MEPL)’s partnership with UKaid सीप is designed to bridge skilling gaps and provide gainful employment for Nepali youth in Heavy Equipment Operation and Mechanics job roles via state-of-the-art Operator Training Centres—aligned with international JCB and national Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) standards— at Provinces 2, Bagmati and Lumbini.

Using an industry-led system-strengthening approach, this partnership established an industry-led MAW Skills Academy that is working with local training institutions, Government, and NGOs to upgrade and expand employment-linked training delivery capabilities and access in underserved geographic regions of Nepal.The construction industry contributes to an estimated 10 - 11% of Nepal’s GDP and nearly 14% of total employment. In 2018 alone, the construction sector contributed NPR 55 billion to Nepal's GDP (MoF, 2017/18). With infrastructure development and post-earthquake reconstruction being key priorities of the Government of Nepal, construction industry has great potential for growth. Data from the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) suggests a growing trend of heavy equipment being imported and used for various jobs. Multiple construction projects like hydropower, airport, road, and irrigation, among others are underway in the country which have led to a significant rise in demand for heavy equipment operators—indicative of the potential to create direct employment for large number of operators and mechanics. (Read more...)