Kathmandu, June 28: The Garma-Nele-Begal road in Solukhumbu reconstructed under the Earthquake Emergency Road Project has been handed over.
Chief of District Coordination Committee, Solukhumbu Bir Kumar Rai handed over the road to Okhaldhunga Division Office, Infrastructure Development Office under Province Number 1 amidst a function organized today in Nele.
The 22 kilometer long road that starts from Jorbudha in Dudhkuna Municipality-7 in Solukhumbu reaches Bogal in Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality-7. The reconstruction was done at the cost of Rs. 342 million 69 thousand.
The road reconstruction will enable transportation of construction materials to earthquake beneficiaries in Mahakulung Rural Municipality, Sotang Rural Municipality and Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality.
According to senior engineer Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, who oversees the project, this road has immensely helped the transportation of reconstruction materials for the 2,907 earthquake affected households among the 3,988 households in this Rural Municipality.
Chief of District Coordination Committee Bir Kumar Rai says construction of other local infrastructure has become easier, farmers are able to easily transport their produce to the market, and construction of other side-roads has become easier, after the completion of this road.
Speaking at the hand-over function, Amrit Shrestha, Deputy-Director of the NRA's Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Grant Management and Local Infrastructure) requested the relevant office and local level officials and consumers to take care of it as the road had been constructed with large budget, and such opportunity would not always come.
Acting Project Chief of District Level Project Implementation Unit (Grants Management and Local Infrastructure), Solukhumbu, Bishnu Lamichhane, expressed satisfaction on being able to contribute to the reconstruction of road that would benefit a large number of earthquake-affected beneficiaries.
The road construction contractor Swachchhanda-Rautaha JV will repair the road if any damages within a year of the hand-over.