Upper Karnali Project in limbo

August 28, 2019 07:30 am

SURKHET/DAILEKH, Aug 28: It will be a year on September 20 since the contract of Indian company GMR Group responsible for the construction of Upper Karnali Project expired. Nepal Investment Board (NIB) has not extended its term citing the company's inability to make financial closure.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Even though Visit Nepal Year 2020 is coming nearer, the government has not shown any urgency toward constructing a tourist bus park in Kathmandu.

DAMAK, May 27: Initially planned to be completed in 18 months, the construction of the four-lane Birtamod- Bharatpur road has not shown any sign of completion within the deadline even though it was started nine months ago.

HUMLA, March 25: Owing to sheer ignorance of contractors, nine suspension bridges being constructed in the district has been in limbo.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Kathmandu Metropolitan City's plan to build public toilets in the Kathmandu Valley is in limbo for two years.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: At a time when the process of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is in limbo due to ongoing India-Pakistan tensions, the 34th SAARC Charter Day has been observed by organizing various functions in Kathmandu, New Delhi and Islamabad.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Members of Nepali Congress have boycotted the meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) over the chief justice appointment row.

LALITPUR, July 30: The construction of private houses of beneficiaries – legally partitioned yet having joint ownership of land – has not gained any momentum.

JAJARKOT, July 24: More than 400 drinking water projects in Jajarkot district are said to be in the lurch. These projects were constructed since the last 10 years.

JANAKPUR, May 17: The future journey of bus service between Janakpur and Indian city Ayodhya, the two pilgrimage sites for Hindus, has become uncertain after the service failed to continue.

BARA, May 3: Locals of Jitpur sub-metropolis in Bara district have been reluctant to clear the structures that lie along the path of Birgunj-Pathaliya road, which is being upgraded into a six-lane road. Due to the non-cooperation of the locals the road upgradation works have remained stalled.

ITAHARI, April 13: The construction of a building of Cardiac and Cancer Hospital on the premises of BP Koirala Institute of Health Science has been halted since past six months.

DHANKUTA, April 2: Different multi-year projects running for years in Dhankuta district have faced hardships in the recent times for lack of budget. Stakeholders have complained that the situation emerged after the the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction did not release the budget as expected.

RAJBIRAJ, March 25: Since 2007, no India-backed development project has been initiated in Saptari district. This is largely due to failure of the five India-backed projects in the district that were approved between 2005 and 2007.

Valley's transport company in limbo

January 21, 2018 01:24 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The preparation to establish public Transport Company so as to provide cheap, reliable and convenient city transport services to passengers of Kathmandu Valley has faltered.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Though just a month remains for the summoning of the first meetings of all seven provincial assemblies, the government is yet to fix the provincial capitals, set up the meeting halls for the provincial assemblies and appoint the provincial governors.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Among thousands of candidates vying for public offices in the upcoming elections are dozens of contractors who have won bids to build roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. Major political parties have fielded them as both first-past-the-post (FPTP) and proportional representation (PR) candidates.

BARDIYA, July 7: Krishna Sigdel of Madhuwan Municipality was going back home from the district headquarters, Gulariya, on Wednesday evening. His car did not move further as it got trapped in the mud. After trying hard to get the car out of the mud, he realized that it was time for him to abandon the car.

SARLAHI, JUNE 3: The Bagmati Irrigation Project, which was conceived nearly four decades ago with the aim of providing irrigation facility in central Tarai as well as generating electricity, has not made much progress, apart from the setting up of its offices.

KATHMANDU, May 26: An agreement signed a month ago between the government and the student unions to reduce illegally increased fees in the private schools has yet to be implemented.

Formation of labor bank in limbo

January 7, 2017 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Formation of Labor Bank, which is said to utilize remittances sent by migrant workers, is becoming uncertain due to government's apathy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The process to develop fully automated online trading system has faced a roadblock due to differences between Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) and Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon).

Transitional justice still in limbo

November 21, 2016 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) inked exactly a decade ago had considered transitional justice a major part of the accord, but this  crucial component in the process of establishing sustainable peace has remained unfulfilled to date.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The construction of Kathmandu Tower at Old Bus Park in the capital is in limbo even though six months have already elapsed since shifting the bus park just across the main road to Khulamanch across.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Sorhakhutte Paati, an ancient 16-wooden pillared rest house, situated near the crossroads of Sorhakhutte was demolished about two years ago as part of the road widening program.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Nepal has failed to conclude labor agreement with Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, where, according to organizations working on migration issues, thousands of women are being trafficked every year.

CHITWAN, Sept 7: A rhino that had sustained six bullet injuries on August 20 died Tuesday while undergoing treatment in an open place on the premises of Chitwan National Park (CNP).

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 2: Damp Proof Course (DPC) has been completed. A total of 12 pillars have already been put up. The sings of happiness which once could be visible across his face are gradually dying out.

Crucial India-funded projects in limbo

August 17, 2016 02:10 am

RAJBIRAJ, Aug 17: A number of infrastructure projects funded by India have remained in limbo for years in Saptari district. Some of them have not completed even in after a decade though expected to complete in three years.

54 projects in limbo, locals suffer

July 21, 2016 01:50 am

ITAHARI, July 21: As many as 54 development projects in Itahari are hanging in the balance after failing to meet the deadline of work completion by the end of Asar (July 15). Most of the projects, interestingly, have just begun, according to the concerned authorities.

Salt mine in Upper Mustang in limbo

July 17, 2016 17:05 pm

MUSTANG, July 17: Due to the sheer negligence of the government, salt mine located in Upper Mustang has remained close since many years. In the past years, the salt was processed using traditional skills and techniques and was supplied to different parts of the country.

BIRATNAGAR, June 18: “Except for Koirala residence and the airport, there’s no noticeable place in Biratnagar for visitors.” That’s a statement of a noted intellectual in Biratnagar Ram Babu Dahal delivered in frustrated tone and further adding that the city, which he feels is very important for the nation, has never seen actual development.