Himal Lamsal

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Nepal to export 30 MW electricity to India

Published On: December 20, 2020 01:19 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Nepal is preparing to export 30 MW of electricity to India from next June.

Who pocketed nine billion rupees commission in Budhi Gandaki Project?

Published On: October 15, 2020 11:22 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

Four governments and four new decisions in the past eight years, Budhi Gandaki Project stands nowhere close to starting the construction works yet.

Travellers suffer as contractors continue to delay maintenance of Putalisadak and Chabahil-Jorpati-Sankhu roads

Published On: October 12, 2020 08:33 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Travellers have been suffering because of the sorry state of the major road segments in the Putalisadak and Chabahil-Jorpati-Sankhu areas of Kathmandu. The roads in these areas have remained pathetic for months now, posing serious problems to commuters.

Kathmandu-Tarai fast track achieves 11 pc physical progress in three years

Published On: October 9, 2020 10:26 AM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The Kathmandu-Tarai/Madhesh Fast Track project, which is listed as a national pride project, has achieved a very minimum physical progress.

KMC Mayor Shakya recovers from COVID-19

Published On: September 13, 2020 07:35 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya has recovered successfully from COVID-19 infection on Sunday.

KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya tests positive for COVID-19

Published On: August 31, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dharahara reconstruction deadline to be missed due to manpower crunch amid lockdown

Published On: July 7, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, July 7: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) had targeted completing the reconstruction of the earthquake-demolished Dharahara tower by October this year. However, due to the nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24, the reconstruction is sure to miss its completion deadline.

Upper Trishuli 3 ‘B’ achieves 40% work progress

Published On: December 5, 2019 12:05 PM NPT By: Himal Lamsal

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Upper Trishuli 3 'B' Hydropower Project (37 MW) has achieved 40% physical progress.

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.