Protests in Nepal against Chinese road construction firm after landslides

A Chinese firm — China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), responsible for road construction in Nepal’s Sindhupalchawk has been witnessing people’s fury over the landslide incidents and damage to houses in the district.

Nepal Aaj reported that people in the Himalayan Nation protested against the Chinese company and demanded payment for damages faced by them. They blamed the company for causing serious environmental disaster causing landslides and damaging houses at the location. Last week, a widespread flood in Nepal damaged critical infrastructure. Officials said the excess rains had led to the rivers overflowing due to the suspected glacier burst, which resulted in widespread destruction. Several people, who have been displaced due to floods as they have lost their houses and properties, are in a state of shock. Melamchi town, once a brimming marketplace and centre of attraction, now remains submerged in a thick layer of mud, sand and water after the flood. As per the official, about 200 houses in town have been damaged partially or completely in mayhem which began with onset of monsoon.