Print Edition - 2016-11-04 | News
Path cleared for Postal Road project
Nov 4, 2016-
A Postal Road project in Kailali which remains halted for the last six years is likely to resume after the district forest authority secured the assurance from the locals in Basanta village that they will stop encroachment along the Basanta Biocorridor.
Part of the road will be developed through the biocorridor. For that, trees have to be felled along the 2 km stretch of the biocorridor.
The District Forest Office had obstructed the project from cutting down the trees after some forest lands in Basanta were taken over
by the people claiming to be flood victims. They were reportedly backed by local politicians.
District Forest Officer Ramesh Chanda said the office had not issued the
felling permit to the project, for there was a high chance
of people encroaching more forest land.
Now that the people in Basanta have given us their assurance to check forest encroachment in the area, we care ready to issue felling permit to the project, he added
Besides, the District Administration Office
has also vowed to take
serious measures to stop encroachment.
Chief District Officer Govinda Rijal said they will not let anyone occupy forest land at any pretext.
The construction of the Postal Road will connect many rural areas of Kailali with major road networks.
Published: 04-11-2016 10:08