The building of the Snow Leopard Study and Research Center being constructed in the Kanjanjungha Conservation Area of Taplejung is scheduled to be completed in this fiscal year. This building is being constructed at Khambachen at an altitude of 4,100 meters above sea level in Faktanglung Village Municipality-6. The construction work has been completed by 65 percent.
Conservation Officer of Kanjanjungha Conservation Area, Ganesh Prasad Tiwari informed that the center is working to complete the physical infrastructure work by this fiscal year. The contract was signed by Suvarna JV Himalayan Construction under the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. The total budget of Rs. 497,5,150 was allocated for the construction of the building. This contract was started in 2074 BS under the multi-year plan and should be completed by mid-July 2077 BS.
Conservation Officer Tiwari said that the construction work could not be completed on time as it was a mountainous area and the construction materials had to be transported from the district headquarters to the construction site in four days. Khagendra Fembu Limbu, the outgoing chairman of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Management Council, said that work is in full swing to complete the agreement by next year by mid-July 2078 BS.
Fembu said that a mountaineering study and research center is being set up in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area to study the world’s rare wildlife such as snow leopard, habre (red panda), musk deer as well as various animals and birds and different species of plants.
Translated from the online version of Mardi News published on19th October 2020, on Monday.