KATHMANDU, April 24: The Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award 2018 has been jointly awarded to journalists duo Rudra Khadka and Arjun Oli for their series of news reports on the irregularities in the Sikta Irrigation project based in Banke. The stories were published both in Nagarik and Republica dailies.
NEPALGUNJ, Dec 12: Ever since construction work started on the Sikta Irrigation Project in 2005, the political party in power at the time and departmental ministers have initiated a trend of transferring the director and other project staff as they pleased.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: CIAA on Friday filed a corruption case against former Minister Bikram Pandey and other 2o individuals on charge of embezzling billions of rupees while constructing Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke, at the Special Court on Friday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a graft-case against former minister and chairman of Kalika Construction Bikram Pandey over the Sikta Irrigation project.
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The Department of Water Resources and Irrigation has scrapped the contract with Pappu Construction for work on the Sikta Irrigation Project as Pappu has failed to expedite the national pride project as per the agreement.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The dispersiveness of soil due to rainwater was not tested while preparing the Sikta Irrigation Project's Detailed Project Report, according to a government report prepared after a two-month-long study into the multiple damages caused to the project.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Nabin Kumar Ghimire has informed that the anti-graft body has started investigation into construction-related irregularities. He said those responsible for sub-standard construction work will face action.
NEPALGUNJ, Sept 28: Both the Ministry of Irrigation and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) have formed separate probe committees to investigate into the irregularities in the multi-billion rupees Sikta Irrigation Project. It has already been a month and a half since the two committees returned to Kathmandu after conducting their investigations at the project site. But their investigations are nowhere near conclusion.
NEPALGUNJ, Sept 28: Both the Ministry of Irrigation and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) have formed separate probe committees to investigate into the irregularities in the multi-billion rupees Sikta Irrigation Project. It has already been a month and a half since the two committees returned to Kathmandu after conducting their investigation at the project site. But their investigations are nowhere near conclusion.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The government is determined to take action against any person cheating in the Sikta Irrigation Project, a national pride project. The estimated total cost of the project is Rs 25 billion.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has begun interrogating project chiefs, engineers and employees who worked for the Sikta Irrigation Project, a project of national pride, since its inception.
KATHMANDU, Aug 28: While two government agencies are already probing the collapse of the main canal of the Sikta Irrigation Project, Prime Minister KP Oli has dismissed the issue as a thing of the past and urged everyone to focus on future development.
NEPALGUNJ, Aug 25: After spending millions of rupees and forcing dozens of villages on the verge of inundation, investigation was launched into the irregularities done at Sikta Irrigation Project. Recently is has come to the fore that some fo the consultants hired by the government for the project, never did their job.
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: A four to five kilometer stretch of the Sikta Irrigation Project main canal is largely weak and vulnerable to further damage. The parts of the canal constructed with soil refill are more seriously vulnerable than the parts that have been cut into the ground.