Published On: December 12, 2021 12:45 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
MYAGDI, Dec 12: Upgradation of six sections of the Jomsom-Korala road under the Kaligandaki Corridor has been completed. The Beni-Jomsom-Korala Road Project had signed a contract to build the 110-kilometer two-lane gravel road connecting Jomsom, Mustang's headquarters, to the Chinese border point at Korala in seven sections. The construction began in 2016.
“The work of gravelling has been completed by widening 75 kilometers of the road, construction of walls, drains, turning and grading of six other packages except 25 kilometers from Charang-Choser,” said Jagat Prajapati, head of the project.
A budget of Rs 2.6 billion was allocated for upgrading the Jomsom-Korala road. Out of the budget allocation of Rs 240 million for this section, only Rs 150 million has been spent and 65 percent of the total construction has been completed. There is still work to be done in Charang.
The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure has given the contractor company a deadline of April 2022 to complete the work. Project chief Prajapati said that the contract agreement will be canceled and a new contract process will be started if the construction company does not complete the work within the deadline.
Similarly, upgradation work has been completed in the most challenging place of this road section. The construction of Samar Bhir, Jhokhola and Ghakar has also been completed. According to Prajapati, an alternative road has been constructed in Ghakar.
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