Variety Fuels Contractor’s Success in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Kathmandu Valley has greatly varied altitudes and soil types. That diversity requires contractors in asphalt-related construction to be flexible, too.
Raman Construction Pvt. Ltd. provides that flexibility. The company works on roads, airports, railways – and projects associated with commercial construction, too.
A recent road upgrade project in Kathmandu Valley had the potential to be challenging, but Raman skillfully handled the job. The main obstacle was traffic management. The road is busy so work had to be completed during night shifts.
An Apollo mechanical paver model WM 6 HES was the ideal machine for the task. Raman utilised the wheeled paver because it provided mobility yet also had the traction to handle the asphalt loads and the steep terrain.
In another project in the valley, Raman found success with an Ammann ACR 68 Rammer. The rammer quickly compacted materials placed over new water supply pipes in the valley.
“The rammer is a very operator-friendly machine,” Mr. Raman Mahato of Raman Constructions Pvt. Ltd. “There is much less vibration that reaches the operator’s hands. The height is easy to adjust and the rammer is easy to transport.”
In addition, he said, “Less maintenance is required and the product quality is very high.”