KATHMANDU, April 5: Finance Minister Barshaman Pun has said the government is preparing to allocate the budget only to those projects that have the capacity to spend it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The government has decided to take forward the construction of three cricket stadiums as a project of national pride.

Kathmandu, Aug 16: The detailed project report (DPR) of the Kathmandu-Tarai/Madhesh Fast Track (Expressway) has been amended.

BEDKOT, July 7: Water has been released to test the main canal of the Mahakali Irrigation Project's Third Phase.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The United States (US) on Tuesday launched the USAID Trade and Competitiveness activity with the objective to increase the competitiveness of Nepali enterprises in targeted sectors with high growth and employment potential.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: With the completion of 99 percent works of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, Kathmandu Valley, where the federal capital city is located, is expected to get access to clean drinking water from the Melamchi River starting mid-April, 2021.

Shahid Kapoor is in no hurry to sign his next project. The actor gave his biggest hit in his career as a solo hero with 'Kabir Singh', however he's yet to sign on his next film.

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.

RASUWA, Aug 18: The Ministry of Finance has approved budget for upgrading Mailung-Syafrubesi section of Galchhi-Rasuwagadhi Road.

PANCHTHAR, Aug 7: Construction of Iwakhola Hydropower Project (9.9 MW) has been completed.

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been in the news lately for taking an interim break from films.

DUNGUN, July 25: China and Malaysia resumed construction on a massive “Belt and Road” train project in northern Malaysia on Thursday, after a year-long suspension and following a rare agreement to cut its cost by nearly a third to about $11 billion.

TIKAPUR, July 11: Work on a proposed industrial estate in Dudejhari in Lumki Chuha Municipality Ward 3 has not gained momentum even though it has already been four years since the project was first mooted.

KATHMANDU, July 10: A high-level meeting of people's representatives has been held in Kathmandu at the initiative of the Ministry of Water Supply in a bid to expedite the much-awaited Melamchi drinking water project.

MUGU, July 9: Embezzlement of millions of rupees in a road project in Mugu has come to the fore as the project's sub-contractor has approached the district court against the main contractor after not getting the agreed amount.

KHANDBARI, June 19: Flood triggered by rain at several places of Makalu rural municipality of Sankhuwasabha district on Monday evening has caused damage to the structures of the under-construction Arun Third Hydroelectricity Project.

KATHMANDU, June 7: At a time when construction contractors are mounting pressure on the government against making any changes to the Public Procurement Act 2063 BS, the latter has expedited preparations to reduce the project mobilization fund to 10 percent.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. will soon launch an organization that uses advanced technologies to protect the environment. The actor announced this on Tuesday night at the Amazon's Re "Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years," Variety quoted Downey Jr. as saying.

SINDHUPALCHOK, June 4: Six months have elapsed since the Italian contractor Cooperative Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna has left the project work of Melamchi Drinking Water Project in Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk district but the workers and contractors related this project are yet to receive their payment thereby further enraging them.

TIKAPUR, May 27: Locals of Tikapur have demonstrated that the participation of consumers' committee can help expedite projects of vital importance to the public.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Ambassador of Brazil to Nepal Maria Teresa Mesquita Pessoa visited Kanjirowa National Secondary School on Thursday to share her experiences with the students.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Civil contractors have blamed the government for introducing regressive policies to not only discourage the construction sector but to damage the entire construction industry through the amendment in Public Procurement Rules 2007.

LUMBINI, May 18: When Lumbini master plan was designed some 41 years ago, seven villages had to be relocated. The villages dominated by Muslim communities had embraced the development plan and cooperated with the authorities for their relocation. Four decades down the line, several projects are still unfinished much to the disappointment of the people who had dreamt of prosperous Lumbini.

RUPANDEHI, May 17: Eighty-two percent of the works have been completed under the Lumbini Master Plan. The master plan was prepared by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange starting from 1972. The UNESCO had asked Tange to prepare the master plan for the systematic development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Development Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday instructed the government to complete the remaining tasks of the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Supply Project.

KATHMANDU, May 9: South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF), in partnership with TATA Project Limited, India, and Rastriya Banijya Bank has launched a project named 'Creating Women Run Enterprises for Marketing Safe Drinking Water'.

KATHMANDU, May 7: A board meeting of the Melamchi Development Committee two weeks ago decided to complete the remaining tasks of the project through fast track contracting and domestic civil contractors, but Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has not yet tabled the proposal at the cabinet.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Second phase of Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line Project has been completed. Test transmission of the transmission line began from Saturday itself, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

DOTI, April 30: Uncertainty has loomed large over the construction of West Seti Hydropower Project which was to be built in Talara of Adarsha rural municipality and Dhungad area of Baitadi district.

In the palm of his hands

April 26, 2019 09:55 am

“The earth is round,” writes Rohit Bhattarai on his Instagram profile. And is this that he tries to project in his pictures too. Rohit is a photographer who uses a lensball for his pictures and does what is called “crystal ball refraction photography.”

RUKUM, April 23: Rukum locals and representatives are protesting against the provincial government’s decision to divert the water of Uttar Ganga Hydro Project to Kali Gandaki River. The protestors claim that the move would bring several micro hydropower projects to closure apart from affecting water availability in many areas.

DOLAKHA, April 23: The contractor of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is beginning the installation of penstock pipes in the lower vertical shaft of the mega hydropower project from May 5.

PYUTHAN, April 20: The building of Khawang Health Post in Pyuthan district should have been completed by 2014, as per the agreement reached with the contractor. However, the contractor left the project halfway to join politics and has remained contactless since then.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Two 'sick' hydropower projects being developed by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) are on the last leg of construction. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has said that Kulekhani III and Upper Trishuli 3A will start power generation by mid-July.

GORKHA, April 18: Construction of Palungtar Kundurtar Irrigation Project has resumed after a gap of 14 years. Construction of the canal, which can irrigate around 500 hectors of land had started in 2002 but was grounded the same year.

KATHMANDU, April 7: At a time when almost all major development projects are plagued by persistent delays, the story of Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project is going to be somewhat different.

BEIJING, March 30: China has never forced debt upon participants of its new Silk Road project as “prejudiced” critics have suggested, the country’s top diplomat said on Saturday in a strongly worded defense of a key policy platform of President Xi Jinping.

KATHMANDU, March 24: On April 11 last year, Prime Minister KP Oli had toured the project site of Upper Tamakoshi in Dolakha and ordered the project administration to complete the project on time.

Nuclear energy omitted from PPP bill

March 14, 2019 09:09 am

KATHMANDU, March 14: Parliament’s Finance Committee has omitted nuclear energy project from the list of projects to be developed under public private partnership.

Hari Maharjan released HMP’s third album, ‘Going Into Three’ worldwide on Tuesday through various music streaming and downloading services.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The government has not been able to decide future course of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) even though it has been nearly two and half months since CMC -- the Italian contractor -- abandoned the project site.

RASUWA, Feb 24: Construction work for Rasuwa-based Upper Sanjen Hydroelectricity Project is 80 percent complete, and is moving forward at a sound pace that would possibly see the project being completed by the end of this year.

DANG, Feb 19: Every year, the government formulates various policies and work plan regarding the extraction of resources from rivers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Ministry of Water Supply has failed to make assessment of remaining works of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP), despite its commitment to do so at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government will have to spend about Rs 300 million to bring the Melamchi water to Kathmandu Valley under temporary arrangement, according to officials concerned.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Officials have vowed to complete the remaining work of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) by awarding a new contract through a fast-track process. The decision to award the contract will be made through a cabinet decision as a special arrangement allowed by the Public Procurement Act.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government is set to issue a notice of contract termination to Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor of Melamchi Water Supply Project, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government is set to issue a notice of contract termination to Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor of Melamchi Water Supply Project, on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor for Melamchi water Supply Project, has started bargain with the government through its local agents to come to resume works, according to government sources.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Department of Roads has started the second phase of nationwide bridge maintenance project on Friday.