The WireRoad is an inexpensive, environmentally sound, sustainable monorail-like transportation technology, suitable for all-weather public carriage of people and goods in rural settings.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Difficult transport conditions perpetuate rural poverty. Home to millions of villagers, Nepal’s valleys have few roads. Residents use trails which are inefficient at best, and hazardous when wet. Villagers along the Annapurna’s Marsyangdi River believe a WireRoad will help them more efficiently reach schools, health care, markets and move their goods. They believe the WireRoad will benefit the thousands who live in this river corridor in a way that also protects the valley’s environment.
How will this project solve this problem?
Following more detailed surveys and formal engagement of the local partner, EcoSystems will build and monitor the system. An accompanying business package will secure public support, ensure sustainability and provide good management.
Potential Long Term Impact
This WireRoad prototype will provide safe, fast and reliable access to schools, health posts, community centers and other services. Lower transport costs will help the economy. It can be expanded, and once proven – can be replicated worldwide.
Total Funding Received to Date: $88
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $88 . The original project funding goal was $165,000.