HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
LAMJUNG: Due to contractor’s negligence, a bridge on the Paudi-Harrabote road section in Lamjung is yet to be completed although five years have passed.
Construction was halted ever since the contractor company disappeared before completing the work in 2011.
The contractor company Mahalaxmi Shankarmali JV, Kathmandu, had agreed to execute the task with an estimated budget, including VAT, of Rs 63.76 million.
According to sources, the contractor company had already taken 10 million rupees as advance before beginning the construction work. The company has only begun construction of walls on either side of the Marsyangdi River, informed a source.
Meanwhile, Road Division Office, Damauli, has extended the deadline for the contractor company time and again.
According to locals, they suspect some sort of financial irregularities between the contractor company and road division office.
“The construction work has not moved ahead due to dispute over commission fee between the road division office and the contractor,” said a local.
Jit Bahadur Naral, a local, said residents of Harrabote and Bharate, among other VDCs of Lamjung, have been facing problems because the bridge has not been completed.
Earlier, consumers had piled pressure on the road division office to resume work and complete it on time. A team of locals led by Tanka Raj Gurung, chairman of consumers’ committee, had reached the Damauli-based office to talk to the authorities regarding the issue.
The Road Division Office had assured consumers that construction work would be completed last fiscal itself. But work is yet to begin even though the current fiscal is also nearing its end. - See more at: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Bridge+remains+incomplete+even+after+five+years+&NewsID=435031#sthash.EHldRmOd.dpuf
Posted on:November 28, 2014, 11:51 am
आदिम समयदेखि लमजुङेले भोगचलन गर्दै आएको लेकाली भू-भागहरु कास्कीका वासिन्दाले भोगचलन गर्न थालेपछि यसलाई फर्काउने कसरतमा लमजुङका वासिन्दा जुटेका छन् । लमजुङको दशथरमा पर्ने उत्तरकन्या, घनपोखरा र भुजुङ गाविस साथै पाँचगाउँमा पर्ने पसगाउँ र भोँजे गाविसका लेकाली क्षेत्रहरु 'टोपो ग्राफिक्स् म्याप' मा कास्की जिल्लाको नामार्जुङ गाविसमा देखिएपछि स्थानीयवासिन्दा आफ्नो पुरानो क्षेत्रलाई कानुनी रुपमा फर्काउने प्रयत्नमा जुटेका हुन् ।
हिमालपारीको जिल्ला मनाङमा २०७० सालको एसएलसी परीक्षामा जिल्ला प्रथम हुने विद्यार्थीलाई स्थानीय समाजसेवीले १ लाख रुपैँया प्रदान गरेका छन् । जिल्ला भरी नै सर्वोत्कृष्ठ हुने अन्नपर्ूण्ा मावि मनाङबाट प्रवेशिका दिनुभएका सुनिता गुरुङलाई एक कार्यक्रमकाबीच समाजसेवी कर्म घलेले नगद पुरस्कार प्रदान गरेका हुन् । हाल काठमाण्डूमा रहनुभएका घलेले पठाउनुभएको रकमलाई विद्यालयमा एक कार्यक्रमको आयोजना गरि जिल्ला शिक्षा समितिका सदस्य एवं विद्यालय ब्यवस्थापन समितिका सदस्य विनोद गुरुङले विद्यार्थीलाई हस्तान्तरण गरेको हो ।
आश गुरुङ, तस्विरः jukson.com
After the District Agricultural Development Office (DADO) began providing assistance to farmers for pisciculture, the number of fish farmers is increasing in Lamjung.
The 11.3 hectare land has been used of pisciculture in the district currently.
A DADO Officer, Prakash Bastakoti, said farmers of the district produced 11 metric ton fish last year.