MUSTANG: The Chhoser-Korala road section — linking Jomsom and Korala, transit point on the Nepal-China border in Mustang — has been upgraded.
According to project engineer Jagat Prajapati, upgradation of the 110 kilometres Beni-Jomsom-Korala track road had begun in 2014. Now after upgradation, the 16-kilometre Chhoser-Korala road section has been gravelled, its breadth has been expanded by 11 metres, as well as gabion walls and machinery walls have been constructed on the road.
The Kaligandaki Corridor Beni-Jomsom-Korala Road Project conducted the upgradation of the road section stretching from Chhoser in Lomanthang Rural Municipality-1 to Pillar 24 in Korala transit point.
The Jomsom-Korala Road Project has been taking place in seven parts; work on the last part of the section towards Korala transit point has been completed.
Dewa-Rautahat-Apex JV had been awarded the contract for upgradation of the road section which was estimated to cost Rs 480 million.
According to contractor company’s representative Sakal Bahadur Lalchan, despite the geographical terrain and unfavourable weather conditions in the road section that lies at the altitude of 4,600 metres above sea level, they adequately mobilised workers and equipment to achieve timely completion of the project.
The same contracting company has also bagged the contract for the upgradation and expansion of Jomsom Airport and has targeted to complete it on time.