KATHMANDU, Aug 11: High Himalaya-Raman JV, which was selected for tunnel and dam construction of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, has been disqualified to work on the project due to blacklisting by the government's Public Procurement Monitoring Office.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Civil contractors have blamed the government for introducing regressive policies to not only discourage the construction sector but to damage the entire construction industry through the amendment in Public Procurement Rules 2007.

KATHMANDU, April 30: After shopkeepers at the Khulamanch open-air theatre at Tundikhel, whose shutters were demolished by  Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Saturday,  complain to police about having been defrauded, Manoj Bhetuwal, the contractor, has started returning the money he collected from them.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: It turns out that the cash flow problem, which the Italian contractor Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna claimed to be the prime reason behind the delay in tunnel works and head works of Melamchi Water Supply project, was its own creation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government will have to spend about Rs 300 million to bring the Melamchi water to Kathmandu Valley under temporary arrangement, according to officials concerned.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Officials have vowed to complete the remaining work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) by awarding a new contract through a fast-track process. The decision to award the contract will be made through a cabinet decision as a special arrangement allowed by the Public Procurement Act.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor for Melamchi water Supply Project, has started bargain with the government through its local agents to come to resume works, according to government sources.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project (MWSP) has fallen into yet another uncertainty after its contractor Italian company CMC got into trouble and decided to withdraw from the project.

SIRAHA, Dec 17: Contractor and representatives of local units have colluded to illegally extract river products from Kamala River that originates in Chure hills.

ILAM, Nov 17: Negligence of the contractor has put Dudhang bridge of Ilam-Soyang-Nayabazar road section in limbo. Although the deadline has been extended twice, the completion of the bridge is still uncertain.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The government has directed the authorities concerned, including the contractor, to repair the Kalanki-Nagdhunga section of Tribhuvan Highway by August 28 at any cost. The six-kilometer road stretch, which is a major entry point into the Valley, has been in bad shape for the past few years, causing immense difficulties for road users.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The date for opening financial proposal of five firms to award the task of rebuilding Dharahara, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, has been postponed again.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has threatened to stop its financial support for the under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke as the contractor didn’t carry out the construction work as per the deadline.

Erring contractor in police net

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BANEPA, June 14:The District Police Office, Kavrepalanchowk on Wednesday nabbed a contractor for allegedly not completing the contractual construction works on time.

BIRGUNJ, Jun 8: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has brought contractor to staffers under the purview of investigation after the Babai Bridge caved in at Jabdighat in Bardiya.

End contractor mafia

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Development projects in shambles

RAMPUR, PALPA, March 22: After less than a year in the post, Mayor of Rampur Municipality Raman Bahadur Thapa has been widely criticized for carrying out development and other activities of the municipality in an arbitrary fashion and against the norms of elected office.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The contractor of Gautam Buddha International Airport -- a national pride project -- is hiring more workers to speed up construction works.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Sharad Kumar Gauchan, the chairman of the Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal (FCAN), was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the capital on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Italian contractor company Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC) has bagged the contract to construct the Solukhola Dudhkoshi Hydropower Project with 86 MW capacity.

Melamchi contractor eyes new projects

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KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Buoyed by the progress made in Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), the civil contractor of the mega project is now looking for other contracts mostly in hydropower projects.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Zhejiang Jinlun Electromechanic Co - the Chinese contractor for Kulekhani III's mechanical and electro mechanical works - have sent its representatives at the project site after a yearlong gap.

PANCHTHAR, Aug 3: Pachthar -Tehrathum road expansion project that is supposed to link road network between Chiwabhanjyang VDC, Chyangthampu in East Panchthar district to Baitadi district has been witnessing slow progress since its inception. Although the deadline for the project completion is to 2075, progress so far does not make it a promising one.

MOSCOW, July 15: The Russian city of St. Petersburg said Friday it has fired the general contractor building a trouble-plagued stadium which is to host World Cup matches in 2018.

KOHALPUR, June 21: As many as 300 Nepalis have been employed at a unit set up for producing cement and iron pipes for a tunnel for the Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose project.