Stock of bricks (Photo for Representation/Vnayo)
BHAKTAPUR: The incessant rainfall in the last few days has damaged several thousands of bricks that were readied to be baked in 62 brick kilns in Bhaktapur.
President of Bhaktapur Brick Factories Entrepreneurs Association, Natibhai Hyomba said the rainfall has incurred damages to around 900,000 pieces of raw bricks amounting to Rs 90 million.
He said that the rain ruined more than 80 percent of raw bricks readied to be burnt.
Likewise, the rainfall also made it difficult to protect the furnace in the brick kiln, he added.
Hyomba, however, ruled out a hike in the price of bricks in the immediate future as they have had enough of old stock of bricks.