Project duration: April 1995 – December 1995.

Talku – Kulekhani Road is envisaged as motorable village level link road project beginning from Kulekhani VDC of Makawanpur district ending at Sesh Narayan VDC of Kathmandu district with approximate length of 21 Km. The proposed road is meant to integrate rural hill economy to a prosperous market potential by providing better market to the local products and also providing employment opportunities to local people in the long run by way of encouraging development programs in the area of horticulture, livestock and other economic activities. In addition, the proposed road may serve as an alternative outlet road to Hetaunda from Kathmandu valley. The detail survey, design and estimates of the proposed road has already been completed by Makawanpur DDC through a local Engineering Firm and Engineers of Road department, Ministry of Works and Transport. The PLAN International anticipates that the proposed road should be environmentally sound and eco-friendly paying greater attention to minimize damage to the environment and emphasizing bioengineering methods in road stabilization. For such construction methods, the works need to be totally performed by the local communities with local tools and materials without using heavy machineries and explosives. The road construction cost need to be paid as wages to local laborers. Who should also involved in all decision-making processes and their organizations should take overall responsibility of work through mobilizing by themselves.