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Nepal: Continuous flood damages bridge; road and hydropower projects

landslides caused by the flood-fed rivulet in the surrounds of the bridge and at Fidim municiplaity-1, Malbanse have obstructed the Fidim-Falot road section. The municipality is trying to clear off the landslide debris from the road.

PANCTHAR: The flood-swollen Feme rivulet which flows through Fidim municipality has caused damages in multiple areas.

The monsoon-rain triggered a flood that continued since Sunday evening through Monday afternoon has risked the Feme rivulet bridge along the Fidim-Fallot road.
With perpetual erosion of land in the western part, the 25-meter-long bridge has come to a vulnerable condition. Flood has swept away over half a portion of land across the main pillar increasing risk to the bridge infrastructure.
Likewise, landslides caused by the flood-fed rivulet in the surrounds of the bridge and at Fidim municiplaity-1, Malbanse have obstructed the Fidim-Fallot road section. The municipality is trying to clear off the landslide debris from the road.

Landslides occurred in the Namdu rivulet at Fidim-7 halted the traffic along the Fidim-Ranitar-Lungrupa road section. The municipality and locals are putting their efforts to resume the traffic operation.
Meanwhile, flood-fed Feme rivulet has also caused damages to three micro hydel projects at Fidim. The power generation from the projects has come to a halt with the flood sweeping away the projects’ pipelines.

Continuous floods have caused damages to the Feme rivulet micro-hydro power project and the other two projects of BK hydropower said chief of the District Police Office Panchthar DSP Siddharaj Neupane. Floods have taken away around the 70-metre pipeline of the projects and also triggered damages to their causeways.
Floods have caused the obstruction of around 250-KW electricity from the three projects

Published Date: Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 09:04 PM

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