Access to transport service has reached Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve – the only hunting zone in the country.
There is no bound of happiness among locals after the motorway reached the Valley, which is 45-km west from headquarters of Baglung district in western Nepal.
With this, the four-day long on-foot journey from headquarters to Dhorpatan reserve has reduced to one-day vehicular travel. Though road network from district headquarters to Bobang was already expanded, it was yet to touch the Dhorpatan Valley.
Locals had welcomed a jeep driver with garlands who successfully drove his vehicle through the Uttarganga of Dhorpatan Valley and small Bheri River via district’s western commercial hub, Burtibang, to Adhikarichaur, Bowang and Deuralikhoch.
The Road Division Office, District Development Committee and local Village Development Committee had spent their budget for the construction of road from Burtibang to Dhorpatan for the past five years.
The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve stretched over 1,325 sq kms is in the confluence of Myagdi, Rukum and Baglung districts.
Date: 10 May, 2014