KATHMANDU, April 25: Reconstruction of a total 61.9-km stretch of five earthquakes damaged rural roads have been completed in the last four years, said the Central Project Implementation Unit (Grants Management and Local Infrastructure).
KATHMANDU, April 21: The contract for construction of the Kathmandu view tower has been extended by a year. Kathmandu Metropolis extended the contract even though the construction work has not gained any substantial speed. As per the existing contract, 50 per cent of the work had to be completed as of now.
GORKHA, April 18: Construction of Palungtar Kundurtar Irrigation Project has resumed after a gap of 14 years. Construction of the canal, which can irrigate around 500 hectors of land had started in 2002 but was grounded the same year.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 12: Malaysia and China agreed on Friday to resume construction of a multi-billion dollar rail project, shaving nearly a third of the cost, after months of negotiations that strained ties between the two trade partners.
DAMAK, April 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday made an announcement to build an earthquake museum in Damak that will create awareness among the upcoming generation about the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.
GORKHA, March 30: The government has decided to construct a Bailey bridge to help Pappu Construction, notorious for leaving many infrastructure projects incomplete, complete a bridge project across the Trishuli River, that will join Chitwan's Ichhyakamana Rural Municipality and Gorkha's Gandaki Rural Municipality.
HUMLA, March 27: Humla residents continue to risk life while crossing rivers in lack of safer bridges. They still depend on risky tuins (a makeshift cable crossing) to cross rivers and reach their destinations.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 24: The construction sector has been denigrated because of a rising trend of working at low bidding, according to Rabi Singh, president of Federation of Contractors’ Association Nepal (FCAN).
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari has said that all paperwork and other preliminary works for Nijgadh International Airport (NIA) will be completed within three months, and the construction will commence immediately afterwards.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Parliament's sub-committee formed for field study of progress of airports under the national pride projects has recommended the International Relation Committee (IRC) to direct concerned authorities to take immediate action for construction of Nijgadh International Airport (NIA).
SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 12: Works at the Solukhola Dudhkoshi Hydropower Project in Solukhumbu have stalled for the last three months after its Italian contractor abandoned the project site, according to officials of the developer company.
CHITWAN, Jan 8: Former Prime Minister and Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that ruling and opposition parties are together in the campaign of development construction and reconstruction.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The construction of the fast track linking Kathmandu to Tarai has been found satisfactory. The Nepal Army is tasked to complete the construction of the fast track, a national pride project.
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.
PARBAT, Dec 20: Works on the construction of power transmission line of the Kaligandaki Hydropower Project have been affected as the project of national pride awaits orders to chop off trees for the purpose.
POKHARA, Dec 4: After nearly two decades runway of the Jomsom Airport is being repaired. The runway was in dire need of repairs for a long time now. According to Pushparaj Neupane, an engineer with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the repair project worth Rs 800 million has already kicked off. “The work of erecting fences around the airport is almost over. Blacktopping of the runway and construction of parking area will follow soon,” he said.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Secretary at the Ministry of Water Supply (MoWS), Gajendra Thakur, has claimed that the construction work of the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project will be completed within two months.
MYAGDI, Nov. 28: The construction works of Ghalemdikhola Hydropower Project have progressed around 90 percent of the total physical infrastructure. The project of 5.5-megawatt capacity is likely to come into operation within four months, the officials said.
GORKHA, Nov 4: The construction of the much-hyped Earthquake Memorial Park in Barpak, the epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, remains stalled halfway. As per the agreement, the project should have been completed by now. However, only 30% of the work has been done so far.
BUTWAL, Oct 25: Upgrading of the Butwal-Baheliya road stretch to six-lane highway has been ongoing for the last six years. Thousands of vehicles ply through the road every day. This 27-kilometer long road connects to the second biggest business border point of the country. The same road connects to Lumbini through Butwal-Bhairahawa road. However, a road of this level of importance is in a sorry state due to ‘never-ending construction’.
RAUTAHAT, Sept 26: The District Administration Office (DAO), Rautahat on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Sumit Rauniyar, the owner of Pappu Construction, on the charge of failing to complete infrastructure projects in the district on time. Rauniyar is the son of lawmaker Hari Narayan Prasad Rauniyar.
When the country initiates a big infrastructure project it should obviously consider economic viability, how the project will benefit the country and people and how the government will manage funds for the project.
BIRATNAGAR, Sept 3: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has reaffirmed that action would be taken against the Pappu Construction Company for its negligence in building the bridge on time.
KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The construction of the first-ever underground electricity transmission line of the country has completed its 48 percent work. One thousand three hundred nine meters long underground line is to be made at Matatirtha under Trishuli-Kathmandu 220 KV double circuit transmission line.