Lamjung WireRoad - An Overhead Transport Solution

by EcoSystems Pvt. Ltd.

Summary

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.
$165,000
total goal
$164,912
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ecosystemsnepal.com
Bridges to Prosperity
Nepal School Projects
The Tech Awards

Organization Information

EcoSystems Pvt. Ltd.

Location: Lalitpur, N/A - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.villagetechsolutions.org
Project Leader:
David Sowerwine
Managing Director
Menlo Park, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $88 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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