Khwopa Engineering College (KhEC) organized a program on 3 Ashoj 2079 to hand over the assessment report on Landslide Mitigation Project to the Association for Rural Social Welfare (ARSOW-Nepal). The project was designed by the students of Khwopa Engineering College and Khwopa College of Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Subeg Man Bijukchhen and Dr. Bhim Kumar Dahal.
The project was carried out under the Memorandum of Understanding between Khwopa Engineering College and ARSOW-Nepal. The purpose of this MOU was to establish the terms and conditions under which the bioengineering activities which will be carried out by ARSOW Nepal, the implementing partner for TGHTriangle Generation Humanitaire, for mitigating the landslides in Panchpokhari Rural Municipality ward 6 (Mude Bhir) with the Technical Bio-Engineering Design from KhEC.
The project group members Rishiram Acharya, Trishna Balaya Shrestha, Bikesh Khatri, Aashish Kumpakha and Sanam Shrestha presented the project assessment report.
In the program, Er. Sujan Maka, Principal, Khwopa Engineering College praised the students for their impressive work and motivated the students to perform project works on challenging real-world problems. During the program, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Shrestha and Er. Prajjwal Yadav provided valuable comments on the project and also encouraged students to further improvements.
The landslide site was at Mude, Thangpalkot, Panchpokhari Rural Municipality (Sindhupalchowk district). The area has experienced continual landslides and the situation gets worse during the monsoon season. Previous protection works were completely damaged due to large-scale landslides while lack of proper drainage further triggered the landslide.
The project group performed the necessary survey and designed protection measures applying bioengineering solutions along with necessary small scaled civil engineering structures.
The project was completed with the contributions of Er. Amit Prajapati, Head, Technical Section, Khwopa College of Engineering and Er. Pralhad Karki, then WASH officer of ARSOW-Nepal.