KATHMANDU, April 3: Contractors have warned to declare a ‘construction holiday’ from Thursday, citing the excessive hike in the price of construction materials and transport.

RASUWA, April 14: The nationwide lockdown has affected the construction works at Chilime Trishuli 220 KV transmission line due to the lack of workers and construction materials. The project had not been able to import construction materials after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The lack of construction materials due to the lockdown, has hampered the construction work at the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) site that is being upgraded to an international hub at Lumbini.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has softened its lending limit for first-time homebuyers giving respite to the manufacturers of construction materials that have been running in under capacity.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has barred three iron bar manufacturers from selling their products after the construction materials they produced were found to be substandard.

New standards for cement, AAC blocks

January 19, 2020 11:01 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government has enforced new standards for locally produced cement and concrete blocks in a bid to ensure the quality of the construction materials.

DHADING, Jan 9: Construction materials are left scattered around the premises. The building has been raised to three floors for now while the wall of the ground floor is covered with algae. This is the condition of the building of Nepal Telecom (NT) in Shanti Bazaar of Dhading which began construction six years ago.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 23: Locals of Biratnagar have expressed anger over the 'never ending delay' in road construction. Stating that the long ongoing road construction with construction materials left around haphazardly has put their life and health at risk, they have urged the government to fix this issue without further delay. A number of roads in the town are being built and repaired.

RASUWA, Sept 8: Chilime Trishuli Transmission Line Project in Rasuwa district has achieved 45% physical progress. While project designing work is at its last leg, excavation works for 15 towers in Haku and Tiru have completed, according to project officials.

PARBAT, June 23: Jaljala Rural Municipality of Parbat has made a decision to ban the extraction of construction materials from rivers until the end of monsoon.

UDAYAPUR, June 13: Police have impounded around half a dozen excavators and tractor-tillers which were used in illegal extraction of construction materials from various rivers of Udayapur district.

KATHMANDU, March 4: With the work at the Melamchi Water Supply Project stalled since the past several weeks following the exit of the project’s Italian contractor, the security guards and locals have started stealing valuable construction materials from the project site.