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Prabhakar Ghimire

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How to capitalize on agriculture?

Published On: May 28, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Amid deepening crisis of Covid-19, scores of opinions have been thrown by various scholars suggesting that the government should employ the overseas Nepali migrant returnees in farm production. Some experts further state that it is high time for Nepal to rope in youths to the farm sector which has long been neglected and can generate ample employment opportunities. Very true.

How the pandemic will disrupt project lifecycle

Published On: May 4, 2020 01:23 PM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

There have been many analyses worldwide about the effects and possible effects of Covid-19 in social, economic, cultural, education, and public health sector. Economists have also discussed the multi-dimensional impacts of Covid-19 in Nepal, most of them based on assumptions or available rough data. This article is mainly focused on how this pandemic is going to affect the lifecycle of development projects in Nepal. Generally, large-scale projects pass through five phases: project conceptualization, project planning (feasibility studies), construction, operations, and handover under the project lifecycle.

Investment climate: Good or bad?

Published On: February 11, 2020 08:40 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Nepal needs to take advantage of emerging favorable investment climate to boost private investment from both domestic and foreign investors for accomplishing its target

Post-summit thoughts

Published On: April 14, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Before and even after Nepal Investment Summit 2019, there have been debates for and against such investment promotion event. Some claimed this is not the right time to organize the event when investment-friendly environment is still elusive in the country. Others went to the extent of saying that it would be a mistake to go for such summit without evaluating the achievement of 2017 summit.

Make in Nepal

Published On: June 25, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Irony is that we are importing huge amount of powdered milk while our farmers have to bear with forced milk holiday in lack of market for their products

Let foreign investors come

Published On: May 31, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

The fear of local entrepreneurs that they will be wiped out by global brands if multinational companies are allowed to enter Nepali market is baseless

Failing on trade

Published On: September 18, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

The first month of the current fiscal alone saw trade deficit of Rs 80 billion, which comes to around Rs 2.67 billion per day.

Promises to keep

Published On: August 2, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Local representatives should invest their efforts in creating investment friendly environment. Projects they pledged need huge investment.

Our energy future

Published On: May 3, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Declining water levels in our snow-fed rivers means that our hydroelectricity potential is slowly being depleted

Message of hope

Published On: March 11, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

Letters of Intent signed at the event totaled US $13.52 billion, a sign of increasing donor confidence in Nepal’s investment climate

Why FDI?

Published On: August 20, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Prabhakar Ghimire

With the paucity of economic resources and our weak technical know how, we have no option but to attract FDI for large-scale infrastructure projects