Stories By 'RAJENDRA MANANDHAR'
On September 22, Police started a 15-day ‘fight back campaign’--a programme that teaches girls to defend themselves against sexual predators--in 20 schools of Charikot, Jiri and Singati of Dolakha district.
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Multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains have obstructed the roads and foot trails at Bulung settlement of Bigu Rural Municipality in Dolakha district.The settlement, which shares border with China, is cut off from rest of the district since Tuesday.
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Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun officially distributed the initial public offerings of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Limited to the local people from Dolakha district, on Wednesday. The project is allotting 10 percent of its primary shares to the local people affected by the project’s construction.
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The world’s longest venomous snake, the king cobra, (Ophiophagus hannah), has been found in Gaurishankar Conservation Area in Dolakha district, conservationists say.
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State aid has added speed to reconstruction of homes in Dolakha, but 80 per cent are unfit to live, a senior engineer said on Wednesday.Dolakha Building Construction and Urban Development Division Office Chief and engineer Ekraj Adhikari said, “Most of the reconstructed private homes are congested and not suitable for the health of people. The low zinc sheet roof and even use of zinc sheet as wall in the house are not climate friendly. Such houses are not strong enough for the future generation.”
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The Scientific Forest Management (SFM) has been piloted in Khorthali Community Forest in Charikot, the district headquarters of Dolakha district. In the first phase, 140 hectares of forestland will be kept under the SFM framework, said Narayan Thapa, chairman of the Khorthali Community Forest Consumer’s Committee. The forest is spread over an area of 178 hectares, mostly covered by Pine trees. According to the work plan, the users can cut up to 1,400 trees a year.
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