Loss of more than Rs 1 billion has been incurred after floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain wreaked havoc on hydropower projects and roads in Nason Rural Municipality of Manang district.
The floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rainfall since June 28 damaged the physical properties worth more than Rs 1.01 billion in the rural municipality. According to rural municipality’s information officer Govinda Ranabhat, road sector witnessed the biggest volume of damage of Rs 836.5 million.
The floods and landslides caused loss of around Rs 50 million to the administrative building of rural municipality. Floods had taken away four out of seven bridges, and only three are on condition of repair and maintenance, said the rural municipality source.
The bridge went through a full and partial damage of Rs 52 million. Damage worth amounting to Rs 45 million was caused to the three hydropower projects, Ranabhat informed. The flood also swept away a motorbike worth Rs 300,000.
The flood occurred in the Marsyangdi River on June 18 inflicted a big loss of physical structures of rural municipality in Manang. The disaster incurred loss and damages in all wards, excluding ward 2.
Rural municipality chair Chandra Ghale informed that wards 1,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 went through a complete devastation triggered by floods and landslides.