BEIJING, Sept. 22: Jin Liqun, the president of China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said on Sunday that the bank will invest in six projects with 1.09 billion U.S. dollars in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

KATHMANDU, June 17: A government delegation on Monday left for China on Monday to discuss the Detail Project Report (DPR) of much-talked-about Kerung-Kathmandu Railway with the Chinese side.

KATHMANDU, April 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday said that the development of ‘Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network’ including Nepal-China Cross-Border Railway will boost connectivity not only between Nepal and China but other countries in the region.

Connectivity for what?

April 6, 2019 00:25 am

Of late, initiatives aimed at increasing connectivity with our dear neighbor are going on in full swing. As per media reports, work is on to develop a broad-gauge rail link connecting Jayanagar of India with Janakpur of Nepal. There are also plans to connect Biratnagar with Jogbani, Jalpaiguri with Kakarbhitta, Nautanwa with Bhairawa, Nepalgunj with the bordering Indian territory and Kathmandu with Raxaul via rail links.

Nepal, China agree to expedite past deals

December 14, 2018 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepal and China have agreed to expedite the implementation of past agreements and understandings and prioritize projects under bilateral co-operation.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Foreign Secretary of India Vijay Keshav Gokhale has said that India is working closely with the neighboring countries including Nepal to promote connectivity initiatives.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog’s Vice-Chairperson Rajiv Kumar has said that the biggest connectivity that Nepal and India need right now is the ‘connectivity of trust’.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has commended the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) where Nepal joined last year to be one of the most important for international cooperation.

DOLPA, Aug 21: A dream seen by many Dolpa residents is 500 meters away from being realized: Dolpa being connected by road via Jajarkot. The work is being shouldered by Nepal Army and is nearing completion: 500 meters of road construction at Bheri corridor to connect one of the most remote parts of the country by vehicles. The road will be named Jajarkot-Dolpa.

The connectivity prospects

August 2, 2018 01:00 am

Agreement on connecting Nepal’s capital with railway of China and India may open opportunity for Nepal to become land bridge between two countries

KANCHANPUR, July 12: The Bhimduttanagar Municipality has installed internet services in its 10 wards in a bid to make the Municipality information and technology-friendly.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, Swarna Perera, has said that Nepal and Sri Lanka have failed to realize the tourism potential due to the lack of direct air connectivity.

JUMLA, May 13: Clutching his eight months old daughter, Bhupendra Rawat of Tila Rural Municipality-9 was headed for the Karnali Highway a few days ago. It was no less than a challenge for him to protect his daughter from falling in the sloppy and congested path which had became slippery due to rain.

KATHMANDU, May 11 : Prime Minister KP Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed to strengthen air, waterways and rail connectivity of Nepal so as to transform Nepal from a landlocked to a land-linked and water-linked country.

DB BUDHAJUMLA, May 11Clutching his eight months old daughter, Bhupendra Rawat of Tila Rural Municipality-9 was headed for the Karnali Highway a few days ago. It was no less than a challenge for him to protect his daughter from falling in the sloppy and congested path which had became slippery due to rain."Why do only the people living in remote areas have to suffer this much?" Rawat questioned.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has stated that the connectivity is a significant factor for the prosperity of both countries.

JANAKPUR, May 11:  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Janakpur-Ayodhya-Janakpur bus service has formally started.

DAILEKH, May 8: Of late, the elected local representatives have started working on the various pledges they had made to the people before the elections held last year. Coincidentally, road connectivity has been the first priority for all local units as they have been spending a bulk of their budgets on road projects.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Political and business leaders have said that the integration among the South Asian countries is a key to attract foreign direct investment from within the region and also from the rest of the world.

DHADING, Jan 24:  "After waiting for ages, we will finally see vehicles plying on the roads of our own village. We are hopeful that this will change our lives to a great extent. It will make our living condition better," said Surjimaya Tamang of Rubi Valley-2, Tipling.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal is getting Internet bandwidth supply from China starting Friday.State-owned operator, Nepal Telecom, is getting bandwidth connection from China from an optical fiber line connected to Jilong gateway near Kerung.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Tourism stakeholders of Lumbini have stressed the need to enhance connectivity and ensure smooth and hassle-free services at Nepal-India border for bringing more foreign tourists to Lumbini -- birthplace of the Buddha -- via India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Tourism stakeholders of Lumbini have stressed the need to enhance connectivity and ensure smooth and hassle-free services at Nepal-India border for bringing more foreign tourists to Lumbini - birthplace of the Buddha - via India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Tourism stakeholders of Lumbini have stressed the need to enhance connectivity and ensure smooth and hassle-free services at Nepal-India border for bringing more foreign tourists to Lumbini – birthplace of the Buddha – via India.

JUMLA, Nov 9: Candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have spearheaded their election campaigns to lure more number of voters after their registration with the District Election Office.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The Nepali Embassy in New Delhi and the IDSA jointly organized a workshop on Nepal-India Trade, Transit and Connectivity as part of the Embassy's economic diplomacy initiative at Vishakhapatnam, India, on Wednesday.

ROLPA, June 11: Nepal Army has started breaking the rocky hills of Sirkyang which had been considered a major barrier to road connectivity to Thawang, the origin of the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Hundreds of youths from Karnali region staged a peaceful protest in the capital on Saturday demanding that the government increase budget for Dolpa and Humla districts which still lack road connectivity with the rest of the country.

BARDIYA, June 3:Locals in Bardia have stressed prioritizing the construction of embankment along rivers, road connectivity to the highways and infrastructural development for making Bardiya a 'prosperous city'.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Indian envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has said that his interest in Nepal is to provide support enhancing connectivity links in the country.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) started its operation as a new multilateral financial institution on January 16 last year. Its president Jin Liqun is in Kathmandu to attend Nepal Investment Summit as a keynote speaker. Sagar Ghimire of Republica talked to Liqun on the sidelines of the summit. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Experts have argued that Nepal should explore ways to benefit from the emerging economies of India and China rather than staying perennially obsessed with its 'landlockedness'.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal Telecom (NT) and China Telecom Global (CTG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for connecting Nepal with terrestrial cable route.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A team of senior officials led by Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat is leaving for Thailand on Friday to attend the second Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit to be held in Bangkok for three days starting Saturday.