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Bridge Construction over Melchhyam River

RAP3 MHLR recently constructed a temporary wooden bridge over Melchhyam River in Humla to allow construction vehicles, people and mule trains to cross easily. The 12.5-metre-long bridge has been constructed by the Lagansheel tree log management group which generated 490 employment days. The locals had faced difficulty crossing the river during monsoon season due to the high water levels. They will benefit from the completion of this bridge as it allows easy passage for locals, livestock and pedestrians. Team Leader of RAP3 MHLR, Kirsteen Merrilees inaugurated the bridge on 12th Sept. 2019. This is the fifth temporary wooden bridge we have built this year and similarly, other bridges were built over Luma, Falata, Darke and Lebra River. The bridge has enabled locals of Melchhyam, Luma, Falata, Darke and Lebra all-season access. Although the structure is temporary, it should last 5 years or more if well maintained.