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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.