KATHMANDU, May 16: Carrying out mega projects without the approval of the  Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report or in breach of the report will incur hefty fines for mega development projects or industrial ventures, following the endorsement of the Environment Protection Bill by  parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Development Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday instructed the government to complete the remaining tasks of the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project.

Planning for development

May 1, 2019 01:25 am

Last March one event related to the preparation of long-term periodic development plan for Nepal was discussed at the Development Council chaired by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Earlier to that, Nepal Policy Institute (NPI), together with some Nepali diaspora scholars, had organized an interaction program in Bangkok with Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission (NPC) and senior government officials.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, has described the education as a foundation infrastructure for nation's development.

SURKHET, April 24: Chief Minister of Karnali State government Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that the country would not achieve prosperity without the promotion of the national capital.

Developing Madhes

April 17, 2019 01:30 am

If Prime Minister Oli and Chairman Dahal are truly concerned about Madhesi welfare, they should work to tame Koshi floods and put in place a mechanism to harness Kosi water

UNITED NATIONS, April 16: The 2019 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) financing for development forum opened here Monday and its participants called for efforts to reform the multilateral trading system.

No middle-income trap for China

April 4, 2019 01:00 am

The daunting challenges that China faces at this point in its economic development are far more important than whether its slowdown is a gap or a trap

RUKUM, April 3: The Bafikot Rural Municipality of Rukum has started preparing a five-year master plan for tourism development.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said that peace must be addressed as a multidimensional precept including the personal or mental peace that encompasses an inner state of tranquility. Social peace is reflected in the form of social justice and development.

RUPANDEHI, March 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said development campaign had begun in the country and it would be accelerated in the days ahead.

KAILALI, March 19: Chief Minister of Far-West State, Trilochan Bhatta, has said that the role of media persons was significant in encouraging people in development construction as per the wish of the people and nation.

Yes! Idea matters!

March 17, 2019 20:12 pm

Your ideas never die, but the people would call you mad when it comes to making your ideas into a new kind of an avatar or bringing out an extraordinary theory in it.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The government has forwarded a bill to parliament for bringing development projects of national priority under the supervision of the prime minister.

ROLPA, March 11: Thabang of Rolpa has a special relationship with the former Maoist guerrillas and the armed insurgency. It was here, where the Maoist guerrilla prepared strategies, planned attacks, trained their armies, among others during the insurgency.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government is launching a program to mobilize funds of general public for hydropower development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has cautioned the government to stand vigil against those who tend to oppose development and are promoting corruption. Oli expressed concerns on how certain forces were confusing the general public by proposing options to change governments and systems.

PYUTHAN, Feb 11: Jhimruk Rural Municipality has allocated Rs 5 million from its current budget for the construction of roads in Kauche, Wange, and the Bauda-Arghakhanchi road section. Last year, the local unit had allocated Rs 2.4 million for the same roads, which falls under its top priority project even this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that opening of new trade routes with China will help in Nepal’s infrastructure development.

In the name of development

February 1, 2019 07:39 am

They say you can get a sense of the beauty of any city from the air – the bright lights, the roads, houses, greenery, landmark monuments and the like. If you are the sort of person who likes the window seat on airplanes (which I do) you would have noticed these details as you come in to land at most airports around the world. When it comes to Kathmandu, it’s a bit, err, different, for lack of a better word. Whereas in other cities you might see neat streets at right angles, well lit roads, and some semblance of planning, over here what greets you is just a grey jumble of concrete houses like Lego blocks and what can only be described as a textbook case of haphazard, unchecked urbanization. And all of this visibility is only during daylight hours. At night, it’s near impossible trying to spot anything from the air.

BANIYANI, Jan 29: Three local levels of Jhapa district are set to collaborate for development and prosperity.

RATNANAGAR, Jan 1: The Chepang communities in the Kalika Municipality Ward No-11 in Chitwan are elated that their isolated locality is being connected to road network lately as the existing roads were being upgraded and the new tracks being opened.

RUKUM WEST, Dec 28: Two police personnel and eight locals were injured in a clash between locals and the police at Chaurjaheri municipality. Locals had stalled construction work after individual houses were being destroyed to build the Mailanauli road.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: While the newly-implemented federal system of governance was expected to expedite development works, budget spending figures of provincial governments suggest that they are also struggling to boost their expenditures.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli said the government will work toward attracting private sector investment for the development of the country rather than relying on foreign loans.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that there would be no compromise on national sovereignty, democratic system, social justice, national integrity and maintenance of peace.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the journalists' pen should flow the causes of good governance and development.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The government has decided to set up the 'Prime Minister National Talent Award Fund'. The Cabinet meeting held recently decided to set up the fund to encourage the youths who make remarkable contribution to peace, good governance, innovation, scientific research, investigation and development sectors.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the pace of development would be expedited.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The government has urged the private sector to cooperate with the government in the development of industries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said improving project implementation performance is the key to Nepal getting more funds for development.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has insisted that the country should take development momentum and it should move ahead even it is one step.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: In his first official visit to Japan, minister for foreign affairs, Pradeep Gyawali stressed the need to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields that would benefit both Japan and Nepal.

Exploring America

November 17, 2018 00:25 am

I got this rare opportunity to travel around the United States of America with Dr Baburam Bhattarai. The journey covered areas from the East to West coasts and from north to south states within a month spanning mid-September to mid-October. This visit followed the similar tour we had taken to Europe in July-August. These visits helped us understand where Nepal stands and what development model Nepal actually needs.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 5:  Amid increasing public frustration towards the KP Sharma Oli led government's failure to trigger development, Pushpa Kamal Dahal claimed that it would soon change.

DOLAKHA, Oct 29: Jiri, one of the favorite travel destinations among domestic and international tourists, is working to woo them further.

The Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) has long been charged for influencing government agencies for collusion in contracts of development works. A handful big players have allegedly been controlling the professional umbrella body of civil works contractors. But the new executive body elected in September last week, led by Rabi Singh, has come forward with a different promise.

BARDIBAS, Oct 2: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said the government’s lone efforts would not be enough in eliminating illiteracy from the country.

What China can gain

October 1, 2018 00:30 am

Trump thinks attacking China through trade will help to “Make America Great Again.” But it is more likely to make China stronger

NEW YORK, Sept 28: New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emphasised to SAARC countries that an environment of peace and security in South Asia is essential for cooperation and economic development, but Pakistan accused India of obstructing the region's progress and prosperity.

10th Kapilvastu Festival from Dec 4

September 25, 2018 09:40 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Kapilvastu Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing 10th Kapilvastu Festival from December 4. The event, which will continue for two weeks, is being organized with objective of promoting agriculture and tourism as the mainstays of development of Kapilvastu district.

PORTUGAL, Sept 21: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has underlined the need of moving ahead by protecting the achievements of political movements.

BANEPA, Sept 11: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, has said that development and prosperity are the necessity of the nation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh today held a meeting in New Delhi on cooperation between both Nepal and India for Nepal's economic development and prosperity.

TANAHUN, Sept 4: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has expressed dismay over the 'slow progress' in the institutionalization of loktantra and achieving development for the country.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Until a few months ago, Ratnadevi Pun of Gurvakot Municipality-8 spent her days doing household chores from early morning till late evening. She was obliged to spread her hands in front of her husband even for buying little things of her need, as she had no source of income. However, her fortune has changed for good.

BIRATNAGAR, July 29: Chief Minister of the Province-1, Sherdhan Rai underlined the need to initiate development efforts in a way to prepare the tangible base for prosperity.

MAHOTTARI, July 29: Husband of State Assembly member in province no. 2 Babita Devi Chaudhary has been charged of embezzling funds from the MP development fund.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali, who is on a visit to three European countries, said the government has focused its efforts to translate the aspiration of Nepali people for socio-economic development.