A team of experts from the Government of Nepal, development partners, and Japan’s energy sector will be meeting in Kathmandu to promote resilient infrastructure in Nepal in the context of the country’s vulnerabilities to natural disasters. The workshop on Enhancing Climate/disaster-resilient Renewable Energy Distributed Power System in Nepal is being organized on 10-11 September by the World Bank in partnership with the Government of Nepal and Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) while benefiting from Japanese expertise in the area.
Overall operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Nepal has improved as of 31 July 2019, compared with the same period last year, on the back of continued contribution to the country’s earthquake reconstruction efforts and a number of ongoing energy projects said ADB Country Director for Nepal Mr. Mukhtor Khamudkhanov.
Nepal-India friendship bus service is to be operated from Nepalgunj to Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Bheri Yatayat Pvt Ltd, which has got the authorization from the government, will operate the bus service September 8. Bheri Yatayat has reached an agreement with the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation of India for this. Chair of Bheri Yatayat Pvt Ltd, Rajendra Giri said the Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation and Bheri Yatayat would operate a bus each from Nepalgunj and Lucknow.
Overall operation of the Asian Development Bank in Nepal has improved as of 31 July, 2019, compared with the same period last year on the back of continued contribution to the country's earthquake reconstruction efforts and to a number of ongoing energy projects, said ADB Country Director for Nepal, Mukhtor Khamudhanov.
Three newly built bridges along the Narayangadh-Muglin road have been brought into operation. Construction of bridges over Mauri, Khanikhola, and Dasdhunga rivers has been over, said engineer Rohit Kumar Bisural, chief of the road project, adding that setting up signposts, painting, and work of security measures remained incomplete. It would take sometimes to inaugurate the bridges, he said.
The 9.9 megawatt Iwakhola hydro power project is to be integrated with the national transmission line next week. According to Kubermani Nepal, director of Rairang Hydro Power Company Limited, the project has undergone the test of power generation in an internal manner.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the Accelerator Lab to help Nepal identify, test and scale innovative solutions to emerging development challenges facing the country and the world today. The Nepal lab will be part of a network of 60 Accelerator Labs across the world, making it world’s largest and fastest learning network around development challenges.
An Israeli technology has been introduced in Nepal, which turns domestic garbage into gas and organic manure. The Israeli home biogas technique is considered environment-friendly, and has been introduced in Nepal for the first time.
Four different companies have come up with formal intent for the construction of structures, including dam in Tanahun hydropower project.
The prevailing legal confusions between the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) have caused a delay in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). As a result of the disagreement between the authorities regarding the PPA process, the PPA’s of around 40 hydropower projects generating 3,000 megawatts have come to a halt. The confusions surfacing the implementation of the legal system, which requires the Electricity Authority to seek approval from the Regulatory Commission prior to conducting a PPA with Hydropower promoters, have hence affected the private sector as well.
Rahughat Hydropower Project in Rahughat, Myagdi district, stalled for the past five years has resumed construction. Developed by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in 2066 BS, the project halted in 2066 BS after the contracting company went bankrupt. Although, the contractor was agreed upon to complete the project in 2070 BS, only approximately 10 percent of construction work has completed in five years.
Construction of a road stretching from Thini of Gharpajhong rural municipality in Mustang to the Tilicho Lake has begun here. The lake is located at the highest altitude- 4,919 meter.
The second phase works under Melamchi Drinking Water Project have begun. As part of this, the government has started pooling land that falls within the project coverage area. The government is effortful to supply water from Yangri and Larke rivulet to Kathmandu denizens through Melamchi drinking water project in this phase.