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Compensatory afforestation in Mugu section

As per the Environmental Impact Agreement and Cabinet Approval, 744 trees have been felled in the Mugu section for the construction of Mugu Humla Link Road (MHLR). Trees play an extraordinarily important role in our environment and can help mitigate the effects of climate change, therefore RAP3 MHLR has focused efforts on replanting the forest by planting 25 new trees for every 1 tree felled during construction. In addition to the earlier plantation of 7,511 saplings of various species in Mugu section, our project field team planted a further 4,050 number of walnut samplings at Chankheli Community Forest on 15th and 16th March 2020. We will be planting 18,600 trees in total as a compensatory plantation of the 744 trees that had to be felled in the Mugu section. Though this construction project is much needed to improve the local communities access, it is also our responsibility to offset the damage done by construction work by carrying out environmental protection activities.