State of real estate

September 11, 2019 01:00 am

How is it possible that land prices in Nepali cities with poor infrastructure are close to land prices in London, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai?

SUR BAHER, July 22: Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism.

SIHANOUKVILLE, June 23: Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as authorities questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project.

PHNOM PENH, June 22: A seven-story building under construction collapsed in Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville on Saturday, killing three workers and injuring 18, authorities said.

Building safe homes

April 25, 2019 01:30 am

Local governments should take initiative for implementing building codes and by-laws. They should also monitor compliance of those laws

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Indian government has provided financial assistance to build a public college in Ramechhap district.

NUWAKOT, Nov 25: The students of an earthquake-ravaged school in Nuwakot have been braving the unforgiving cold of winter, the scorching heat of summer and the torrential rainfall of monsoon.

Building and Construction expo kicks off

November 22, 2018 14:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Building and Construction Expo-2075 has begun in the Capital from today with an objective of providing information related to building and construction at one place.

Dhanusha school gets new building

October 4, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: In an effort to strengthen the quality of education in rural areas, a new school building in Birendra Bazaar of Dhanusha district has been constructed with the support of a South Korean organization.

I was relaxed after my term break, but out of the blue, an incident occurred. I had to attend a three-day program. My first presumption compelled me to think that it would be boring, but when I started to participate and attend the classes; I found it to be enthusiastic.

DOLAKHA, July 17:  A community school in Dolakha has rented out it's building to a financial institution after being unable to pay salaries to the teachers, forcing students to study under tents.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Oli inaugurated a three-story library building of the Nepal Academy in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The building was constructed with Indian assistance of Rs 43.94 million. The inaugural event was attended by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and representatives of Ministries of Urban Development, Culture, Civil Aviation and Tourism and other top officials.

BABIYACHOUR, Myagdi, July 4: Locals of Thadakhani of Raghuganga rural municipality-6 have constructed a building for the establishment of Chhantyal museum with an objective of promoting tourism by conserving cultural identity of Chhantyal community.

Building resilience

June 25, 2018 00:30 am

Finding innovative ways of promoting and protecting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem was an important concern for many development partners

KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.

KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.

KATHMANDU, June 15: While millions of people displaced by the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 continue to live in makeshift shelters, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) is planning to abandon a newly-constructed building inside Singha Durbar after a few ministry staffers complained that the prefab building is not airy enough.

WASHINGTON, June 14: The process, which was initiated by the Nepal government 40 years ago, for buying a building for Nepali embassy in the United States of America has come to a final stage.

PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkley, Biswo Poudel, has closely studied Nepal’s economic trends. What does he think of this year’s budget? Where will Nepal be headed to economically in the days to come? Mahabir Paudyal and Raj Kumar KC met with him to take his insights.

DHANGADHI, May 16: When a meeting of provincial assembly gets postponed or delayed, it becomes a real trouble for the parliamentarians to find a place to stay until the meeting resumes. Those who arrive earlier than the scheduled time also have to deal with this problem.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the Jayanagar-Janakpur railway has been expedited to enhance the connectivity between the two countries.

BHAKTAPUR, May 2: At a time when most of the reconstruction works have been hit by delays, a school in Bhaktapur district took just three months to be fully constructed. Moreover, the building is quake-resilient.

ROLPA, May 1: Both the students and teachers have been elated to have a modern school building in their village built at the financial assistance of a Korean foundation.

SAO PAULO, May 1: An abandoned building occupied by squatters in Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 1: Earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk have been increasingly attracted towards integrated settlement. The attraction is fueled by the benefits of such settlements and the strong bonding they have developed among themselves during their communal stay post-quake.

Building a life together?

April 27, 2018 11:01 am

Two years ago, when 30-year-old Swarupa Basnet decided to get married to her boyfriend of eight years, the couple wanted to keep the wedding ceremony simple and share the expenses equally between their families. This concept was unheard of and many people from her now husband’s side of the family and even her own relatives mocked them for it back then.

RAMECHHAP, April 26: The school building of Rudrascheswar High School of Manthali Municipality-7 in Ramechhap district turned into rubble after the devastating earthquake of 2015.

NUWAKOT, April 25: State Minister for Health and Population Padma Kumari Aryal and Korean Ambassador to Nepal Young-sik Park jointly laid the foundation stone of a building of Trishuli Hospital in Nuwakot on Wednesday.

In the past decade, a lot of coffee shops and restaurants have popped up in Kathmandu and many have quite unique stories behind their establishment. Mo:Mo la Palpasa, located at JP Road in Thamel, is a quaint little place that has been gaining popularity among the locals as well as tourists because of the hygge-esq ambience it radiates. The two founders of the cafe talk us through their journey of starting Mo:Mo la Palpasa and the future plans they have for it.

ITAHARI, April 13: The construction of a building of Cardiac and Cancer Hospital on the premises of BP Koirala Institute of Health Science has been halted since past six months.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today stressed on the equal responsibility of every citizen to maintain peace and achieve prosperity in the country.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Chief Minister of Province 1 Sherdhan Rai has inaugurated the newly constructed building of Everest Bank in Biratnagar.

SOLUKHUMBU, MARCH 19: Two new earthquake resilient buildings were constructed at Junbesi Secondary School. The buildings were built with support from Harutaka Sakaiko, a Japanese national. The school's buildings were destroyed during the earthquake of 2015.

DHADING, March 8: Kedarnath Adhikari of Gajuri Rural Municipality-6 has already received Rs 50,000 from the government as the first tranche of relief for the reconstruction of his house. However, he has no plans to start the construction anytime soon.

Fire breaks out at Share Market building

February 26, 2018 14:07 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: A fire has broken out at the Share Market building, at Putalisadak, Kathmandu, this morning.

Nation building begins at home

February 6, 2018 11:44 am

I was on my usual bus ride. There was nothing peculiar about the day. The sun began to set in its usual direction indicating little children to head home before it got dark. The traffic police held out his hand at different angles in order to direct the impatient vehicles while the migratory birds chirped and flew across, disobeying the traffic orders.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Round Table Nepal has inaugurated school building along with eight classrooms for Shree Ajingarey Secondary School in Bidur-13, Nuwakot.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Round Table Nepal has inaugurated a school building with eight classrooms for Shree Ajingarey Secondary School in Bidur-13, Nuwakot. Issuing a statement on Thursday, RTN said that its President Jayant Agrawal and former President Akash Golcha jointly inaugurated the project.

Building your own bar

January 26, 2018 11:59 am

Whether you want to add more personality to your parties or savor your favorite cocktails in the comfort of your own house, the fact is it’s actually pretty easy. Devraj Moktan and Abhijeet KC at Le Mirch in LABIM mall, Patan, vouch for it. They work the days keeping the bar at the restaurant and claim, if you are interested in mixology, it’s actually pretty easy to start.

DHARAN, Jan 22:  The construction of Maternity Child Health (MCH) Center building at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) is being carried out without carrying out 'proper' cost estimation.

TIKAPUR, Jan 17: Despite numerous efforts of Tikapur Municipality to build settlements with earthquake-resilient houses, the people in the municipality are found constructing their houses breaching the standard and rules set by the municipality and the government.

Building skills in women

January 5, 2018 08:56 am

Globally, girls are condemned and (in some cases) forbidden to do what are considered “male chores”. This destructive culture is blatantly prevalent in almost every sector in our country. And let’s be honest, besides the domestic/household chores and nurturing, is there anything that is considered a female chore? But #MakerKT aims to change just that mindset.

RASUWA, Jan 3: Rasuwa’ district hospital has moved into its new building. The hospital had been providing services from tent after its building was destroyed by earthquake in April, 2015.

Remaking old songs is a trend which has picked up pace over the last few years. Check out the remakes that rocked the charts this year.

DAMAK, Dec 29: A team of high-level Chinese officials has visited the proposed site of the ‘China-Nepal Eco Industrial Park’ in Damak Municipality-10 of Jhapa district on Thursday.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 28: Madhyapur Thimi Municipality has sealed the under-construction building of Tuberculosis Hospital at Madhyapur Thimi-4.

GORKHA, Dec 28: The government has been constructing as many as 300 houses for the poor, underprivileged and marginalized people in Gorkha under the Public Residential Program (PRC).

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 21: A fire broke out Thursday at an eight-story building in the central South Korean city of Jecheon, killing 28 people and injuring 26 others, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The newly reconstructed buildings comprising three new blocks with six classrooms, laboratory, ECD, library, lavatories along with other required facilities of Path Pradarshak Secondary School situated in Badikhel, Lalitpur were handed over to the school management today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18:  The newly reconstructed, earthquake-resistant building of Shree Kali Devi Primary School in Kavre District was handed over to the community on Monday. The project was jointly completed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nepal.