Himal Lamsal

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Sinohydro promises to complete Melamchi tunnel within a year

Published On: September 30, 2019 07:34 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: After several months of indecision and uncertainty, the government on Sunday signed an agreement with Chinese contractor Sinohydro Corporation Limited to complete the remaining construction work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP).

Shailung Construction evades govt blacklist with ‘Dahal’s backing’

Published On: September 14, 2019 08:18 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Shailung Construction, which has been securing major construction contracts through unusually low bids has been able to avoid government blacklist even as most of the projects it has won are left incomplete for years.

NEA to connect all households with electricity by 2022

Published On: August 25, 2019 07:05 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The government has unveiled its ambitious plan of providing electricity to every household of the country within three years.

Melamchi Project gets another jolt as contractor faces blacklist

Published On: August 11, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: High Himalaya-Raman JV, which was selected for tunnel and dam construction of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, has been disqualified to work on the project due to blacklisting by the government's Public Procurement Monitoring Office.

Construction of Thankot - Naubise tunnel road to begin in October

Published On: July 14, 2019 09:10 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, July 14: The contract agreement for the construction of the tunnel way connecting Basnet Chhap near Nepal Oil Corporation's depot at Thankot and Sisne Khola of Naubise will be inked by the next month.

Electricity dues for street lights cross Rs 6 billion

Published On: June 30, 2019 08:21 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, June 30: A tussle between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and local level units regarding use of land and payment for street lights has left electricity dues worth six billion in quandary.

Govt's plan to buy 300 electric buses in quandary

Published On: June 20, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, June 20: On December 24 last year, the council of ministers had decided to buy 300 electric buses to be run in the Kathmandu Valley. Five months later, there is no sign that the decision will be implemented.

Govt working to reduce mobilization fund to prevent project fund misuse

Published On: June 7, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, June 7: At a time when construction contractors are mounting pressure on the government against making any changes to the Public Procurement Act 2063 BS, the latter has expedited preparations to reduce the project mobilization fund to 10 percent.

DoTM cancels route permits of vehicles operated by transport committees that failed to become companies by Saturday

Published On: June 3, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Department of Transportation Management (DoTM) has canceled the route permits of all vehicles operated by transportation committees registered under Associations Registration Act 2034 BS.

NEA installing 10 EV charging stations

Published On: May 24, 2019 08:27 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, May 24: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is all set to install 10 charging stations for electric automobiles across the valley within the next 6 months.

‘Italian company pledges to resume Melamchi project’

Published On: December 25, 2018 07:21 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Italian contractor company undertaking civil works of Melamchi Water Supply Project has pledged to return to work after a week.  In a letter sent to the Ministry of Water Supply, the Italian company CMC di Ravenna has said that its staff will return to work after celebrating the New Year, according to Gajendra Thakur, secretary at the ministry.

Valley roads become deathtraps: Claim 4 lives in 24 hours

Published On: October 28, 2018 06:25 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Shyam Shrestha, 36, was riding his bicycle along the Kirtipur road Saturday when he suddenly fell into a manhole left open by Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL). He did not live to see another day.

Construction entrepreneurs padlock Division Road Office

Published On: January 26, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Angry over the dilly-dallying approach of Division Road Office (DRO), Kathmandu-1 in releasing payments for construction works completed in Fiscal Year 2016/17, Contractors' Association of Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday padlocked the office to pile pressure for the early release of payments.

Mayor and Deputy-Mayor tussle over Ranipokhari reconstruction

Published On: December 26, 2017 04:59 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The row between Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya and Deputy-Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has reached its saturation level.

Quake-ravaged school of Khumjung reconstructed

Published On: December 7, 2017 06:52 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KHUMJUNG, Dec 7: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun last Friday inaugurated a school building in Khumjung that was devastated by the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

Quake-ravaged school of Khumjung reconstructed

Published On: December 6, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KHUMJUNG, Dec 6: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun last Friday inaugurated a school building in Khumjung that was devastated by the devastating earthquakes of 2015. Students were forced to study under the open sky in the chilly environment of the Everest region as the school lies at an altitude of 3,790 meters.

NC wins in CPN-UML stronghold Rampur

Published On: July 2, 2017 04:20 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

RAMPUR, July 2: Raman Bahadur Thapa of Nepali Congress (NC) has been elected the mayor of Rampur Municipality, which is believed to be a CPN-UML stronghold.

DoTM to provide Taxi numbers to quake victims on March 8

Published On: February 26, 2017 12:04 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Government has decided to provide 1500 taxi registration numbers to quake victims of 14 districts on March 8 through lottery.

Embossed number plates for vehicles from New Nepali Year

Published On: February 6, 2017 01:28 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government is going to introduce embossed number plate system for automobiles from next year. The Department of Transport Management is going to fix embossed number (registration) plates to vehicles in order to make them ‘technology-friendly’ and to protect them from being stolen.