KATHMANDU, June 25: A massive landslide and a flash flood hit Helambu Rural Municipality and downstream villages of Sindhupalchowk last week. It has almost been 10 days, and it won’t be otherwise to say that Helambu has remained disconnected from the rest of the world since then. Both motorable and suspension bridges have been swept away. There has been no communication network and electricity since June 16.
RASUWA, Feb 27: A total of 32 bridges will be constructed along the Galchhi-Syafru road section connecting Rasuwagadhi, an international trade gateway with China. The bridges will be completed within a year and a half. Currently, work is underway to upgrade the road from Galchhi to Syafru through Mailung including bridge construction.
DHADING, July 22: Nilkantha Municipality of Dhading had allocated Rs 140.2 million for construction of roads and bridges during the last fiscal year. Among the priority projects of the local unit, a few have been completed while the fate of some others hangs in the balance.
OKHALDHUNGA, May 27: A parliamentary committee recently inspected three under-construction concrete bridges in the Mid-Hill Highway which have been abandoned since years. The bridge of Khangsangbesi and Sokhu River in Fikal Rural Municipality as well as the Bridge of Badura River which falls in the border of Sindhuli and Udayapur were inspected by the Development and Technology Committee of the House of Representatives.
HUMLA, April 6: Although KP Sharma Oli, during his first stint as prime minister in 2015, announced that the 'tuin' or rope crossings at rivers throughout the country would be replaced with bridges within two years, even people's elected representatives in Humla district still need to use this perilous device to get to work.
KATHMANDU, Dec. 21: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has said that construction works of bridges would be monitored from the initial stages in the upcoming bridge projects.
KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The new leadership of Federation of Contractors’ Association Nepal has started lobbying to protect Pappu Construction Pvt Ltd -- a construction company that has left different development projects, mostly bridges, in limbo causing cost and time overruns.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The World Bank on Wednesday approved US$ 133 million credit to Nepal to help the country build and maintain safe, resilient and cost-effective bridges on its Strategic Roads Network.
SIRAHA, July 24: In 2011, the foundation stone laid for the construction of a bridges over Kamala and Balan rivers offered a huge respite to the locals of Saptari, Siraha and Dhanusha. This bridge was expected to speed up the development process of the region. The locals were elated as they were finally about to realize their dreams which remained unfulfilled since the Rana regime.
KATHMANDU, July 11: In 2015, the Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project (KVRIP) decided to build two sets of network arc bridges along the eight-lane Tinkune-Maitighar road section to facilitate the traffic along the busy road. These bridges are said to be the first-of-its-kind to be constructed in Nepal.
DHADING, May 21: Roaring Trishuli River has sent shivers down his spine several times while crossing the river. Many a times, he even had nightmares in which he trips off the tuin (a makeshift cable crossing) and drowns in the river. Despite such fears, there was no option other than to use the tuin to cross the river for Ram Sharan Sedhai and his fellow villagers of the Siddhalek village.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Lack of construction details of more than 1,200 bridges across the country constructed by various foreign countries has affected repair, said the Bridge Division under the Department of Roads.
KATHMANDU, August 23: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the government to maintain the roads and bridges to ensure access to polling centers for the third phase of local level polls scheduled for September 18 in Province No. 2.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Development Committee under Legislature-Parliament has directed the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to complete under-construct bridges under the strategic road network project within the stipulated time.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Switzerland has agreed to contribute a total of CHF 9.9 million (equivalent approximately NPR. 1 billion) to Nepal to expedite the construction of bridges and facilitate improved access through Motorable Local Road Bridge Programme (MLRBP), Phase III.
LIMA, (Peru), Nov 18: An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region's leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial headwinds.
BABIYACHAUR (Myagdi), Sept 5: Locals in various 10 VDCs in the northern part of Mygadi district have been facing difficulties since the floods swept away most of the local bridges, trekking trails and roads in the locality.