The primary objective of RAP3 MHLR is to construct a road between Gamgadhi town in Chhayanath Rara Municipality (Mugu district) and Deuli village (Darma) in Chankheli Rural Municipality (Humla district), where it joins the previously constructed 14.5km RAP3 Sallisalla-Darma road. A strategic road is currently under construction from Simkot, headquarters of Humla district, to the RAP3 Sallisalla road. The MHLR will therefore provide an important road link on the ancient trade route between Humla, Mugu, Jumla and Surkhet, a trade route that lies entirely within Karnali Pradesh.
The project also aims to:
- Demonstrate best practice in resilient road construction using an optimum combination of labour and equipment.
- Demonstrate and promote best practice in local road maintenance at local and Province levels.
- Provide employment opportunities to local communities living along the MHLR.