Following the completion of the second section of the UK aid funded Mugu Humla Link Road (MHLR) from Darke to Chankheli, 11.350 Km, the road section has been officially handed over to the Infrastructure Development Office (IDO), Mugu on 30th September 2021. Representing MOPIUD, Mr. Yogendra Dharala, IDO Chief, Mugu accepted the road handover of MHLR second section. The handover was witnessed by the chief guest, Ganesh Prashad Koirala, Assistant Chief District Officer (Assist. CDO). Mr. Koirala appreciated RAP3 MHLR’s contribution to the improvement of socio-economic growth in Mugu and Humla. Similarly, RAP3 MHLR Team Leader, Kirsteen Merrilees and Deputy Team Leader, Ram P. Thapaliya expressed their sincere gratitude to all the organisations, working groups, and excavator owners associated with the project for their resilient support and contribution in achieving project’s objectives and success.
Local residents of Mugu and Humla are hopeful that they will be leveraging the benefits of regular transport services once the entire road section of MHLR is completed. In the meantime, vehicles are being allowed for regular delivery of essential goods to Humla by prioritising the safety of workers and vehicle operators. With the operation of vehicles, there is already evidence of significant reductions in the cost of food and construction materials in the newly served communities.