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There are thousands of applications for both iOS- and Android-powered smartphones. From apps of banks to e-commerce platforms, they have become a part of daily life with the growing use of smartphone and the Internet.
In 2020, two national pride projects – Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project and Gautam Buddha International Airport project – are set to be completed. The construction of some other promising projects will kick-off. Authorities will have to expedite works for some projects amid their looming deadlines. Even the current pace of the progress of few development projects will bring them closer toward the completion. Here are 20 development projects that will be watched closely in the year 2020.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government has picked Fitch Ratings, the American rating agency, for the sovereign credit rating of Nepal. The decision to select Fitch Ratings will pave the way for the global rating agency to assess the creditworthiness of Nepal, a first for the country.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: After completing the process of merger with Janata Bank Ltd, Global IME Bank Ltd has emerged as the biggest bank in terms of key financial indicators including capital, deposits and assets (loans).
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: With the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) halting foreign exchange facility to various businesses since the past few months, many firms, especially those with foreign investments, are facing difficulty in making payments to their suppliers for the purchase, repair or renewal of their software programs bought from international companies.
KATHMANDU, Nov 4: The government has instructed Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to start an inquiry into Shiba Raj Shrestha, a deputy governor of the central bank, accusing him of ‘working in a way that threatens the financial stability’ of the country.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Upbeat with Nepal’s improvement in Doing Business Index of 2020 by 16 notches to 94th in global ranking, the government is setting a target of bringing the ranking below 80th position next year.
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Accusing Sajha Yatayat of changing the specifications document provided by the government for the procurement of electric buses, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has blocked the purchase of a fleet of the clean-mode vehicles.
KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Prime Minister KP Oli has announced that the government will increase the size of the economy to Rs 5 trillion within his current tenure. The current gross domestic product (GDP) stands at Rs 3.5 trillion.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The government has tabled a new bill to amend the Securities Act, 2007 proposing a removal of a provision in the law that ensures representation from the private sector and the regulatory body of chartered accountants as board members of the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON).
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Board directors in bank and financial institutions (BFIs) will not be allowed to get appointed, elected or nominated for more than two continuous terms if the new bill to amend the Bank and Financial Institution Act, 2017 (BAFIA) tabled in the parliament is endorsed.
KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The five-year clock for implementation of a multimillion-dollar program financed through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant of the US will start ticking from June 30 next year.