KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A probe committee formed to investigate the controversial construction of Hotel Water Front owned by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya on the banks of Fewa Lake has found that some portion of the hotel has been constructed on public land.
KATHMANDU, May 4: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to form a probe committee comprising representatives from four different ministries to see if the Water Front Resort owned by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya has encroached upon the Fewa Lake.
KATHMANDU, May 1: As many as 1, 692 ropanis of land of the Fewa Lake have been registered in the names of various individuals. Supreme Court on Sunday issued an interim order in the name of government to demolish illegal infrastructures built on the banks of the Fewa Lake, paving the way for the conservation of the lake.
KATHMANDU, April 30: Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City has not been able to take action against those involved in the land encroachment case despite having sufficient data on the illegally built infra-structures on the banks of the Fewa Lake.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The Office of the Auditor General has found that 1,692 ropanis of land (1 ropani equals 508.7 square meters) at Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been encroached and registered in the names of private individuals over the last 40 years.
POKHARA, Dec 31: Instead of depending on the muscular force to row boats, boat entrepreneurs in Fewa Lake of Kaski district can harness solar energy to operate their boats in a more convenient manner without harming the surrounding environment, according to experts who concluded their feasibility experiments on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Parliamentary Environment Protection Committee has instructed the government and concerned ministries to take immediate steps for the protection of Fewa Lake, which is facing encroachment of late.
KATHMANDU, August 30: Expressing serious concerns over the increasing encroachment of the Phewa Lake, Nepal Forum for Environmental Journalists (Nefej) has urged the government authorities concerned and other stakeholders to work toward protecting the lake.
Various studies show that locals have encroached upon Fewa Lake, but the government has not taken any measure to save the lake. Physical structures have already been built on the encroached area of the lake. Republica’s Pokhara correspondent Santosh Pokharel interviewed key stakeholders in Pokhara about the encroachment. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: It has come to light that the Waterfront Resort being run on the banks of Fewa Lake in Pokhara by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya was built and operated without permission from the government bodies concerned.
Republica and Nagarik dailies have in the past one month uncovered many cases of irregularities and corruption, amounting to billions of rupees, in our public entities. But no one has been punished so far. Is corruption in our public entities so pervasive that fighting it is a lost cause? And what is the judiciary’s role in it? Former Chief
Justice Sushila Karki who during her nine months in office successfully prosecuted many senior corrupt government officials shared her insights with Mahabir Paudyal.
KATHMANDU, August 6: Experts believe the famous Fewa Lake of Pokhara will face existential crisis in the near future if the ever increasing human encroachment around the iconic lake continues unabated. Not just due to the human act, they believe the future of the lake is at stake also because of natural reasons.
POKHARA, Aug 3: It may surprise many that land at famous Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been registered for years in the names of private individuals. It has been learnt that land around the lake, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland conservation area, has been registered as private property and the area of the lake also shrunk from 10 square kilometers in 1961 to 4.20 square kilometers in 2008.
POKHARA, August 3: It may surprise many that land at famous Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been registered for years in the names of private individuals . It has been learnt that land around the lake, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland conservation area, has been registered as private property and the area of the lake also shrunk from 10 square kilometers to 4.20 square kilometers in 2008.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal SBI Bank Ltd (NSBL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City for beautification and cleaning of Fewa Lake -- a popular tourist destination in Pokhara.
POKHARA, Aug 9: Two youths went missing after a boat capsized in Fewa Lake on Monday. Six othrs were rescued. The missing youths Pratik Shrestha, 19, and Elan KC, 21, both from Kathmandu, were not wearing life jacket.