Logs from the trees felled for construction of the Mugu Humla Link Road within the area of Jadikausi community forest in Humla were stacked at 14 locations designated by the Humla Divisional Forest Office. The project field team handed over these tree logs and firewood to Humla DFO on 9th August 2021 in the presence of Humla Divisional Forest Officer, chairperson of community forest and local people of the district. In total, there were 85,929.78 Cu ft. of Timber and 18,187.12 Cu ft. of Firewood from 1491 trees. As per the contract signed with the Department of Forests and Soil Conservation and Divisional Forest Office, Humla, 1,491 trees have been cut down in the Humla section out of 2337 trees stamped by DFO in this region. The Chairperson of Jadikausi Community Forest of Humla thanked RAP3 MHLR for promoting the green road concept for sustainable development. Similarly, DFO Humla has also requested the community forest users to fully utilise the woods in a proper manner, as well as local residents to use these woods for house construction, if necessary.
All the logs and firewood of Jadikausi Community 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. With this handover now, RAP3 MHLR has completed the handover of all logs in both Mugu and Humla districts.