Tree logs felled for the construction of the Mugu Humla Link road within the Chankheli National Forest in Humla were stacked at eight locations designated by the Humla Divisional Forest Office. The project field team handed over these tree logs and firewood to Humla DFO on 12th January 2021 in the presence of Mugu Divisional Forest Officer and local people of the district. In total, there were 47,783 Cu ft. of Timber and 24,869.00 Cu ft. of Firewood from 1731 trees. As per the contract signed with the Department of Forests and Soil Conservation and Divisional Forest Office, Humla, 2,967 trees have been cut down in the Humla section. To date 5,967 tree saplings have been planted to compensate. A total of 74,175 saplings will be planted to replace those felled at a rate of 1:25.
All the logs and firewood of Chankheli National forest and its management are now the responsibility of the Divisional Forest Office (DFO), Humla and should be used only with the approval of the DFO, Humla.
The Humla DFO has also provided the letter of appreciation to RAP3 MHLR for successfully executing all the tasks and responsibilities on time. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the concerned teams and authorities for their assistance and support to deliver our work effectively during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic.