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Overview

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.  The Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC), previously Nepal Food Corporation, appears to be the largest provider of warehousing capacity for rent, but availability of their facilities is linked to the harvest season of paddy.

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

Storage Used by Humanitarian Organizations 

Humanitarian Staging Area

The World Food Programme (WFP) established the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) at TIA Kathmandu, funded by UKAid, in close cooperation with MoHA and CAAN, as a part of the “Augmentation of Kathmandu Valley Emergency Logistics and Telecommunication Common Service Project”. The purpose of this facility is to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capacity of Government of Nepal (MoHA) and the humanitarian community. The HSA has been managed on behalf of MoHA by WFP on a full cost-recovery basis, overseen by a user-group steering committee.

The infrastructure was constructed in 9800 m² of land and has 9 separate Mobile Storage Units (MSUs) in total of 2800 m² of sheltered storage area. It also has dedicated 70 x 20ft space for 20ft containers along with additional spaces for office, secured fuel station complete with refueling capacity, ample parking space and ample free space.

Two provincial HSA has been established at Nepalgunj, Province 5 and Dhangadi, Sudurpaschim Province, with 640 m² storage capacity in Dhangadi and 1280 m2 storage capacity in Nepalgunj.

(FIG: WFP Nepal)

In the event of crises, the National Logistics Cluster of the country activates the HSA’s and initiates logistics services to fill gaps. Updates on the requirement to procure services can be attained through Log cluster’s page dedicated to Nepal

Nepal Red Cross Society

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

Location

Municipality

Sharing possibility

Capacity

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Yes

110 m²

Concrete

Flat

Under construction/Repair

Morang

Biratnagar

No

92.449 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Udayapur

Katari

Yes

88.2 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Panchthar

Phidim

No

56 m²

Other

Flat

Appears Intact

Parsa

Birgunj

Yes

196.722 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Kaski

Pokhara

No

34.125 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Lamjung

Lamjung

No

31.850 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Banke

Nepalgunj

No

140.357 m²

Concrete

Flat

Needs Repair

Kanchanpur

Bhimdutta

No

117.109 m²

Concrete

Flat

Needs Repair

Doti

Dipayal Silgadi

No

26.019 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Baitadi

Patan, Khodpe

No

29.40 m²

Other

Other

Appears Intact

Rupandehi

Bhairahawa (Butwal)

No

NA

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

[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


Agency

Location

Municipality

Sharing possibility

Capacity

Type [1]

Access [2]

Condition [3]

Action Against Hunger

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

No

700 m3

Rub hall

Flat

Appears Intact

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V

Lalitpur

Lalitpur

No

10 ft x 12 ft

Other

Other

Appears Intact

Rural Reconstruction Nepal

Biratnagar

Jhorahat

Yes

300 MT

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Rural Reconstruction Nepal

Chitwan

Khaireni

Yes

300 MT

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Rural Reconstruction Nepal

Nepalgunj

Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City

Yes

150 MT

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Save the Children

Banke

Nepalgunj

No

120 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Save the Children

Kailali

Dhangadhi

Yes

67 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Save the Children

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

No

536 m²

Concrete

Flat

Needs Repair

Save the Children

Mahottari

Bardibas

No

92 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

Save the Children

Morang

Biratnagar

No

32 m²

Container

Flat

Appears Intact

Save the Children

Siraha

Siraha

No

32 m²

Concrete

Flat

Appears Intact

UNFPA

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

No


Other

Raised-Siding

Appears Intact

UNFPA

Janakpur

Janakpur

No

N/A

Other

Other


UNFPA

Kailali

Dhangadhi

No

14.86 m²

Container

Flat

Appears Intact

UNFPA

Rupandehi

Butwal

No

14.86 m²

Container

Raised-Siding

Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal CO

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

No

960 m²

Rubb hall


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal CO

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

No

29 m²

Container


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal FO

Banke

Nepalgunj

No

145 m²

Container


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal FO

Banke

Nepalgunj

No

100 m²

Concrete


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal FO

Dhanusha

Janakpur

No

160 m²

Container


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal FO

Dhanusha

Janakpur

No

120 m²

Rubb hall


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal FO

Rupandehi

Bhairahawa

No

116 m²

Container


Appears Intact

UNICEF Nepal FO

Rupandehi

Bhairahawa

No

20 m²

Concrete


Appears Intact

WV International

Kailali

Dhangadhi



Rubb hall

Raised-Siding

Appears Intact

WV International

Kathmandu

Kathmandu



Rubb hall

Raised-Siding

Appears Intact

WV International

Morang

Biratnagar



Rubb hall

Raised-Siding

Appears Intact

Action AID NEPAL


Banke


Nepalgunj



56 m²


Concrete


Good



Public Sector Storage

The FMTC is considered a government entity, it is the main provider of commercial warehouse space for private businesses and humanitarian organizations. FMTC’s current network consists of a head office in Kathmandu, 8 zonal offices, 26 branch offices, and 59 depots. The total storage capacity of warehouses under the management of FMTC is 160,605 MT. The capacity includes 63,400 MT storage capacity of National Trading Limited (NTL) properties acquired after the merger.

Location

Owner

no. of Warehouse

Total Capacity (MT)

Warehouses on rent

Rent Capacity MT

Province 1

FMTC

26

27,400

16

22,350

-

2

2,000

-

-

Province 2

FMTC

17

40,000

6

26,500

Bagmati

FMTC

26

34,550

11

10,150

Gandaki

FMTC

8

2,575

1

250

Lumbini

FMTC

26

30,050

10

15,250

Karnali

FMTC

18

3,750

2

300

Sudurpaschim

FMTC

24

12,300

12

7,450

-

1

300

-

-

 Total

147

152,925

58

82,250

The total storage capacity of warehouses under the management of FMTC is 160,605 MT, of which a capacity of 82,250 MT (51%) is leased to other parties and a capacity of 7,680 MT (5%) is idle or used by other parties, without rental income. The remaining storage capacity of 70,675 MT (44%) is in use by FMTC of which two, 1000 MT each in Biratnagar and one, 300 MT in Dadeldhura are not owned but operated by FMTC.

(Source: World Food Programme. Rationalisation of the Food Management and Trading Company Warehouse Network. Food Management and Trading Company, 2019.)

[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


Cold Chain

Ministry of Health and Population

There are five provincial cold chains, one central storage facility and two sub cold chain centers under Management Division (MD) of Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP). At the district level, public health offices have small cold chain storage facilities, and they provide service to the community. The MD under the MoHP and Provincial Health Logistics Management Center (PHLMC) under Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) manages the storage, transportation and distribution of vaccines and syringes for expanded program for immunization (EPI).

Location

Organisation / Owner

Type

Cooling Power

Quantity (unit)

Total Capacity (m2) 

Condition

Hetauda

MoHP / PHLMC

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

3,882

Good

Pokhara

MoHP / PHLMC

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

3,882

Good

Butwal

MoHP / PHLMC

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

5,702

Good

Pathlaiya, Bara

MoHP /MD

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

5,702

Good

Biratnagar

MoHP / PHLMC

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

8,830

Good

Nepalgunj

MOHP/PHLMC

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

8,830

Good

Dhangadhi

MoHP / PHLMC

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

10,502

Good

Teku (Kathmandu)

MoHP/MD

Walk-in cooler

+2 to +8C, comp

1

30,455

Good


Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development

As part of Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project, MoALD is implementing Cold Store Construction Project. Government has planned to build Cold Storages in thirteen districts. (Source : myRepublica)

 

Provincial Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives (Province 3)

The Provincial Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives has committed Rs 450 million to build 11 cold storages to stock fruits and vegetables. The provincial government has allocated grants to fund the construction of such facilities as per the clauses of the Cold Storage Construction and Operation Work Procedures issued by the ministry in 2018-19 (Source: The Kathmandu Post). The total capacity of different refrigerated warehouses in Nepal is approximately 259,000 m3 as of the survey carried out by Global Cold Chain Alliance in 2014 .