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The unfinished highway

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More than 40 years ago Nepal began building a highway to link the Karnali region in the far north- west with the rest of the country. It is still not finished.

Without a decent road, the people in the region remain cut off from opportunities, communications and even food supplies.

Constructing the 200 km highway across tough terrain, in a country facing poverty and political instability, has been fraught with difficulties. But the people of Karnali are determined to see it through.

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Panos London

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07/06/2006

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