Raj Kumar Rai is originally from the village of Chhorambu in Khotang. He has been with dZi since 2011 - first as a consultant Civil Technician and now as a full-time staff member. He has been involved with the Khotang Development Forum - an NGO based in Khotang - for the past 11 years as a chief technician and a board member. He has worked extensively as a civil technician in remote villages of Khotang, overseeing projects like drinking water, irrigation, earthquake safe building construction and more. Raj Kumar is responsible for creating, designing and overseeing all of the engineering components of our construction projects. We adhere to strict engineering standards for safety and durability. We apply retrofitting techniques to all of our building projects for earthquake safety. Raj Kumar visits each individual community throughout the year to orient them and assist them in earthquake resistant building and other technologies.