Last month, some of us met visiting executive directors of the World Bank in Kathmandu. The fact that nine of 25 EDs came to Nepal demonstrated a level of curiosity the bank has about Nepal now. Nepal also seems to be increasing its engagement with the bank by entering into new loan agreements and starting new projects. Given the prevalence of both cost and time overrun in most of the projects in Nepal, one of the topics of discussion was “science of delivery”—how to improve the delivery of projects in Nepal.
DAMAK, Dec 10: An electrocardiogram (ECG) machine at a health post of Gauradaha Municipality in Jhapa is left unused in the absence of technicians to operate it. This machine was provided by the municipality for examining heart patients.
RUPANDEHI, Aug 4: One year after the election of local representatives, most of the local units in rural areas are still operating without full manpower. Though political parties and candidates during the election campaigns pledged to bring the facilities of 'Singha Durbar' to the villages, that has been nothing more than a myth so far.
ILAM, July 18: Locals living in remote areas of Ilam district were delighted to know that they would no longer have to walk to the district headquarters seeking any kind of government service since most government authorities were to be merged with the local units.
KATHMANDU, May 16: The already sluggish reconstruction work of Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, has been further slowed down due to acute shortage of traditional construction materials and skilled manpower.
ILAM, April 6: Even nine months after the formation of the local governments, lack of manpower has still been an unsolved problem. This has not only delayed the development projects at the local level but also deprived the people of government services. It has been a real challenge for the available staffers to do multi-tasking to manage everything.
PAANCHTHAR, Feb 1: There are altogether eight wards in Falelung Rural Municipality while the number of secretaries is four. As a result, the responsibility of the secretaries has been handed over to technicians in some wards. In some cases, a single technician is looking after two wards.
KATHMANDU, JULY 27: The plan to set up a foreign employment unit under Nepal Police could be a game changer in ending the woes faced by migrant workers but the government looks certain to face multiple hurdles including legal complications.
KATHMANDU, April 25: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Govindra Raj Pokharel has said that the reconstruction works have been delayed due to the lack of human resources in various parts of the earthquake-affected districts.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: As civil servants continued to show reluctance to work for the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the authority has initiated preparations to hire necessary staffers on a contract basis to resolve the problem.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Amid concerns that the post-quake reconstruction efforts failed to gain momentum due to lack of human resources, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has initiated discussion with Nepal Army (NA) and Armed Police Force (APF) to involve security personnel and expedite post-quake reconstruction efforts in various quake-hit districts.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Jan 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will leave no stone unturned to punish unscrupulous manpower agencies that have left many Nepali youths in a lurch in foreign lands.
BHAKTAPUR, Sept 18: A hundred years old state-owned Bhaktapur Hospital is operating without an ICU service and thereby creating unwarranted problems for patients, particularly those undergoing surgery.
JANAKPUR, July 15: Outbound migrant workers are yet to benefit from the free visa, free ticket system introduced by the government as authorities have failed to take action against manpower agencies that force them to pay travel as well as visa processing fees.
KATHMANDU, June 29:Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Kathmandu Tuesday arrested two people of a manpower agency over alleged misuse of letterhead, official stamp and the signature of the authority deputed in Nepali Embassy in Qatar.
JANAKPUR, June 28: A significant number of unskilled manpower leave the country every year for the global labor market, putting their lives at risk, participants of a program organized here Monday said.
KATHMANDU, June 18: The International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Labour and Employment not to renew license of manpower agencies that have not submitted their transaction details to the government.