KATHMANDU, OCT 23: The country’s physical infrastructures including roads and bridges have sustained an estimated damage worth Rs 1.30 billion due to the recent floods and landslides that occurred following incessant rains.
The institutions that shoulder the most crucial responsibilities such as planning our infrastructures, remodeling our education, addressing our financial sector issues, strengthening our health systems, bolstering our national security, maintaining law and order among many others must be designed to withstand any odd circumstances if not to function in the most efficient manner at minimum.
The rising economic clout of China and India as the next door neighbors could be a blessing for socio-economic transformation of Nepal if Nepal can maintain a balanced foreign policy and constructive engagement. One of the major challenges faced in overall socio-economic development of the country is the modernization and expansion of physical infrastructures like energy, transport and border facilities which requires huge amount of financial resources and technologies suited to the fragile ecosystem and rugged terrain of the young mountains.
POKHARA, Oct 26: National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Ramesh Kumar Silwal has asked the event committees of the upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG), scheduled to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara from December 1 to 10, to sell tickets for some of the events and utilize the gate money in developing sports infrastructures.
Nothing is perfect. The desire to achieve, if not perfect but even close to perfectness, is life’s unyielding truth. Everyone aspires and has goals, everyone starts from square one and sets upon a path to find what we truly want to achieve, the life that we so heartily desire.
BHAKTAPUR, Aug 18: The Chagunarayan municipality in Bhaktapur today demolished illegal structures including houses and huts constructed on the roadsides and by encroaching on the community forest area in Nagarkot.
POKHARA, May 28: The work of readying sports infrastructure for the upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG) is in a sorry state, with only six months remaining for the mega event to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Even the budget has not been allocated for reconstructing a major facility for the games.
KATHMANDU, May 28: The government built fewer public infrastructures this year compared to last year, although there has been some progress in the reconstruction of public offices and utilities damaged by the earthquakes of 2015, says the new economic survey unveiled by the government on Sunday.
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.
Financial viability of the federal model has been a big concern of Nepali policymakers and economists in recent times. Many argue that Nepal simply cannot sustain the ‘costly’ federalism. Uma Shankar Prasad, Associate Professor at Tribhuvan University’s Central Department of Economics, thinks the opposite is true: that federalism is the perfect antidote to Nepal’s underdevelopment. But how? Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with Prasad, who has carried out extensive studies on fiscal federalism in Nepal.
MAHOTTARI, June 24: A school in Bardibas has set a perfect example of the age-old adage - where there is a will there is a way. Janata Higher Secondary School (JSS) of Bardibas, Mahottari has proved that the school does not require government budget if the people are willing to invest for the development of infrastructure.
BIRATNAGAR, Dec 26: "The Seventh National Games to be held in the Eastern Region will be conducted in the best ever sports infrastructures in the history of all National Games held so far. The seventh edition will set a milestone in terms of facilities to be used there," Keshav Kumar Bista, the member secretary of National Sports Council had made an ambitious declaration two weeks ago during a program organized to brief about the Games in the Capital.