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While Nepal has an abundance of low volume storage for the commercial sector, large-scale warehousing for the humanitarian community is more difficult to locate. Except for the Nepal Red Cross Society, virtually no other NGOs have warehousing facilities of any significance. The Nepal Food Corporation appears to be the largest provider of warehousing but availability of their facilities is linked to the harvest schedules. Similarly in 2015, WFP, in coordination with Ministry of Home Affairs and UK Aid established a Humanitarian Staging Area, a transit storage point for humanitarian relief materials, next to Tribhuvan International Airport cargo complex in Kathmandu. It has the capacity to store approximately 9,600 m3 of commodities.


For information on Nepal storage contact details, please see the following link: 4.6 Nepal Storage and Milling Companies Contact List


For more details on Nepal storage, please see the following attachments:

Nepal Food Corporation Existing and Repareable Godowns Jul 2009

Nepalgunj Area warehouses

Commercial Storage

The primary provider of commercial storage is the Nepal Food Corporation. They reportedly have a total of 167 warehouses spread across all fourteen zones although that number has not been confirmed. While the Nepal Food Corporation is considered a governmental entity, it is the main provider of commercial warehouse space for private businesses and humanitarian organizations. 

LocationOwnerAvailable for RentCapacity
mt / m² / m³ 
Type [1]Access [2]Condition [3]
Mechi Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
11,880 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Koshi Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
11,880 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Sagarmatha Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
6,800 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Janakpur Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
3,400 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Narayani Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
10,450 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Bagamati Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
20,650 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Lumbini Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
4,500 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Gandaki Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
2,500 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Dhawalgiri Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
150 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Rapti Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
3,150 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Karnali Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
1,400 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Bheri Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
10,950 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Seti Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
9,030 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Mahakali Zone
Nepal Food Corporation
Yes
2,750 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified
[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat
[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations

The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is the only humanitarian organization that has its own storage.  All other NGOs use commercial warehouses as needed.

LocationOrganisationSharing possibilityCapacity
mt / m² / m³  
Type [1]Access [2]Condition [3]
Kathmandu
NRCS
Yes
450 mt
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Kaski
NRCS
Yes
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Kaski
NRCS
Yes
647 m3
Concrete
Unspecified
Unspecified
Morang, Biratnagar
NRCS
Yes
Unspecified
Concrete structure & Rubbhall
Unspecified
Unspecified

[1] Warehouse Type: Open storage, container, rub-hall, silo, concrete, other, unspecified
[2] Warehouse Access: Raised-siding, flat
[3] Warehouse condition: Appears intact, appears damaged, under construction/repair

Public Sector Storage

No public sector storage, other than the Nepal Food Corporation, has been identified in Nepal. While the Nepal Food Corporation is considered a government entity, it is the main provider of commercial warehouse space for private businesses and humanitarian organizations (see above).

Cold Chain

Currently WHO and UNICEF do not have cold chain storage facilities in Nepal, however, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has a cold chain network throughout the country. There are five regional cold chains, one central storage facility and two sub cold chain stores. At the district level, public health offices have small cold chain storage facilities and they provide service to the community. The Department of Logistics Management under the MOH manages the issues related to cold chains.

LocationOrganisation / OwnerTypeCooling PowerQuantityTotal CapacityCondition
Hetuda
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
3,882
Good
Pokhara
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
3,882
Good
Butwal
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
5,702
Good
Pathlaiya (Birgunj)
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
5,702
Good
Biratnagar
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
8,830
Good
Dhangadhi
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
9,584
Good
Dhangadhi
MOH
Walk-in cooler
+2-8C, comp.
1
10,502
Good
Total walk-in coolers
N/A
Walk-in freezer
-15-20C, compression
1
16,560
Good
Teku (Kathmandu)MOHWalk-in cooler+2-8C, comp.130,455Good