MAHENDRANAGAR (KANCHANPUR), June 13: A team of technical persons has been mobilized at the construction site of Dodhara-Chandani dry port for preparing an environmental management plan with the target to begin construction works in next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The construction of the tunnel of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project, which is a project of national pride, has been almost completed with only a few meters left for a breakthrough. The breakthrough ceremony, when the tunnel will be officially opened, is scheduled for May 8.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The government has yet to pay Rs 60 billion to the contractors. The construction entrepreneurs stated that about Rs 40 billion is pending for multi-year projects that are still under construction and Rs 20 billion for projects completed as of the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 22: An international hockey stadium is set to be built in Dhulikhel. The Nepal Hockey Association announced that Dhulikhel Municipality has allocated land for the construction of the stadium.

BHARATPUR (CHITWAN), April 22: Construction of a suspension bridge over the Wangyang rivulet in Ichhakamana Rural Municipality of Chitwan has completed.

SURKHET, April 19: Construction of a bailey bridge at Tallu over Bheri river along the Bheri corridor has reached the final stage.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has stepped up its effort for the construction of petroleum storage plants in Bhairahawa, reviving its seven-year old controversial plan for this purpose.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the construction of tunnels has a significant role in the enhancement of road connectivity.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The construction of the chariot for the Seto Machhindranath Jatra is currently in progress at Durbar Marg.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The cost of constructing the parliament building within Singha Durbar has surged by Rs 560 million.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The cost of the projects of national pride has increased by over Rs 1,050 billion due to the non-completion of their construction within the stipulated timelines, imposing a financial burden on the state.

KATHMANDU, April 5: It would cost Rs 4.50 billion to bring the Melamchi Water Supply Project into operation throughout the year.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The construction work of the 30 MW Khani Khola Hydroelectric Projects in Dolakha is facing delays. The delay stems from the incomplete construction work of the 16 km long transmission line running from Singati to the project’s powerhouse.

KATHMANDU, March 29: There are indications that the construction of the Nepal Police Academy, funded by Indian grants, may not be completed within the scheduled time. Over 20 months, only 18 percent of the work has been completed, indicating that the project is unlikely to meet its 36-month completion deadline.

The ongoing construction of the Nagdhunga Tunnel project has faced a snag. The construction work has been halted for over a month. The recent halt in tunnel construction, just meters away from completion, has stirred serious concern over its timely completion. For the past few weeks, locals have obstructed its progress, putting forth a number of demands.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The entire construction work of the much-awaited Dharahara is expected to be completed within the next three months.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Narayanghat-Mugling road section will remain open continuously starting today. The previously enforced daily four-hour closure for bridge construction and wall cutting on this section of the road has been lifted.

DHANKUTA, Feb 20: The construction of recharge ponds is underway in two local government units in Dhankuta, aiming to prevent drying up of water resources and revive those that have already dried.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The progress of road projects listed under the national pride project has been observed to be sluggish during the first six months of the current fiscal year. There are only seven road projects designated as national pride projects, but the physical advancement of all these projects has been slow.

HETAUDA, Feb 6: The Bagmati Province government has allocated a budget of Rs 525 million for the construction of the Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government has cautioned China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (CSCEC), the company which has been awarded the contract for the expansion of the Narayanghat-Butwal road segment, to complete the work within the stipulated time.

TANAHU, Jan 28: The Shaligram Kaligandaki Corridor Road is being constructed to connect Ghiring Rural Municipality-4 Manpur of Tanahun to Baudikali Rural Municipality of Nawalpur. Locals say that the construction of the 21.5 km long road has made it easy to connect the rural areas with Terai.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Three companies have been selected on the basis of provisional proposals for the construction of the 42 MW Upper Modi 'A' Hydropower Project.

Tackling Project Construction Delays

January 19, 2024 07:25 am

In May 2023, India set a world record by constructing a 100 km road as part of the Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway in just 100 hours. This road project spans various towns and cities in Uttar Pradesh, including Dadri, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahr, and Khurja.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Only 41 percent of the work has been completed in 39 months due to the dilly-dallying of the Chinese contractor company.

TRIVENI (NAWALPARASI), Jan 17: The physical progress of Dedh Gaun-Jilbab section along the Korala-Triveni road section has reached 30 percent. The Gandaki province government has categorized it as a pride project.

BHARATPUR, Jan 11: The path for the construction of Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium, which has been stalled, has now been cleared. A federal cabinet meeting held on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the Bharatpur Metropolitan City of Chitwan to build the stadium in partnership with the Bagmati Province government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The construction of 12 buildings of the Federal Parliament is progressing rapidly. The construction works for 12 large and small chambers for the House of Representatives and the National Assembly are underway simultaneously.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8:  The construction of 12 buildings of the Federal Parliament is progressing rapidly. The construction works for 12 large and small chambers for the House of Representatives and the National Assembly are underway simultaneously.

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 7: The construction of Nepal's second-longest suspension bridge has entered its final stage. Stretching over 1,501 meters, this bridge spans the Kamala River, connecting the southern regions of Siraha and Dhanusha.

The Cost of Cutting Costs

January 2, 2024 09:03 am

This despondent reality is even more apparent in Nepal, where bridges left incomplete stand as glaring evidence of structural deficiencies resulting from cost-cutting measures. Numerous instances of structural collapse during construction and the abandonment of projects due to inadequate quality adherence are pervasive in Nepal, casting a shadow over a nation that should be thriving in new development.

CHITWAN, Dec 5: The construction of 'Metro Plaza,' a collaborative project with the private sector in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, has not commenced even two years after the contract was awarded. The foundation stone, laid by the current Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on August 25, 2021, remains untouched.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has instructed the concerned agencies to immediately start construction of temporary housing for the earthquake survivors.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government has prepared to start the process of construction of Nijgadh International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government has decided to take forward the construction of three cricket stadiums as a project of national pride.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has formed a three-member committee to conduct the feasibility of airport construction in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is going to make the electricity flowing in the industrial corridors located in Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Province reliable. The NEA has claimed to improve the transmission and distribution of current lines, build new lines, upgrade the capacity of substations and proceed with the construction of new substations in order to provide reliable and quality electricity to industrial and other customers in that area.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The government is planning to construct a total of 731 bridges across the country this year (fiscal year 2023/24). The Department of Local Infrastructure (DoLI) reports that some of these include suspension bridges that were under construction since last year. Mahesh Chandra Neupane, the spokesperson of DoLI, mentioned that the completion of old projects and the addition of new ones will be regular occurrences.

CHITWAN, Oct 6: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that the government will clear the dues of the previous fiscal year to be paid to the construction entrepreneurs before the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Following the end of the rainy season, the construction work on the eagerly anticipated Butwal-Palpa tunnel is slated to begin. This tunnel, spanning 1.126 kilometers, is a response to frequent landslides in the area, and it will connect the Chidiya Khola to the confluence on the north side of Siddhababa temple within the Butwal-Tansen section.

BANKE, Sept 27: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet today said there would be no problem of electricity to run industries.

SANKHUWASABHA, Sept 20: Construction work of the power house of 900 megawatts Arun III hydropower project under construction in Sankhuwasabha has come to a halt.

NARAYANGHAT (CHITWAN), Sept 15: The construction of Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium that was halted due to various reasons will resume soon.

KATHMANDU, September 13: The appeal of solar power generation is on the rise among private energy producers, leading to an increase in solar power output. Solar energy is gaining popularity because it can be constructed more cost-effectively and quickly compared to hydropower projects.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12:  The government has agreed to address the demands of the affected locals of Bojini at Sankharapur Municipality-3 in Kathmandu district.

JUMLA, Sept 3: The Chukeni hydropower project under-construction at Gadigaon of Patarasi rural municipality-1 in Jumla has reached its final stage.

Chitwan, Aug 24: A zoo is to be constructed alongside the under-construction Wildlife Rescue Center at Devnagar of Bharatpur. The zoo is to be developed to show the tiger and other wild animals to the visitors on the occasion of the Bharatpur Visit Year.

Kathmandu, Aug 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his commitment to take forward the multipurpose and mega hydropower projects of strategic importance in involvement of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

Myagdi, Aug 17: Hydropower projects have been affected due to the frequent obstruction of the Beni-Darbang road following landslides. As a result of road obstruction, the supply of construction materials and fuel has been affected thus leading to disturbances in the projects, it has been said.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the construction of physical infrastructures was the first condition for the economic development of the country.