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Nepal’s beyond Himalayan distric, Manag now connected to world

Manang: Manang district, known as a district beyond the Himalayas, has now been linked to the country’s road network.  Now, one can reach to the district headquarters, Chame, located at Annapurna region known as the world famous destination for trekking,  by travelling on a vehicle.

The district is now accessible as the Nepal Army on Wednesday completed works of opening the track of road from Besisahar of Lamjung to Chame of Manang.

Before this, another district beyond the Himalayas, Mustang had been already linked to road network.
According to Besisahar- Chame Road Construction Work Battalion of the Nepal Army, works of opening track of the 68-kilometer road from Besisahar to Chame have been completed.

Chief of the Works Battalion, Indibar Gurung said that jeeps, tractors, among others, could reach to Chame from Basisahar without any obstruction.

Minister for Physical planning and Works, Hyridayesh Tripathi, Secretary Tulasi Sitaula, member of the National Planning Commission, Janak Shah as well as high ranking officers of the government of Nepal, Finance, Defense and Home Affairs ministries had inspected the road by travelling on a jeep.

Gurung further said that opening the track by cutting more than 20 cliffs including Dharapani cliff, Sirantal cliff, Pimang cliff along the road section was very difficult and risky task.

He added that the Nepal Army completed the works given by the government by facing various difficulties including geographical remoteness.

Minister Tripathi praised the Nepal Army for completion of the works of the road during inspection. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, June 21st, 2012 | 12:43 AM

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