Protection and reconstruction of historic and archeological heritages have continued even in lockdown. In today’s meeting of International Relations Committee under the House of Representatives on the work progress of current fiscal year and action plan of coming fiscal year of Department of Archeology, the Department shared that construction activities except some projects of archeological heritages protection have been continued.
The Government of Nepal and the World Bank Board signed a $100 million Development Policy Credit (DPC) today to improve the financial viability and governance of the energysector and recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
A new report by the IFC-facilitated Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) shows Nepal, Bangladesh and Mongolia have identified green finance as a top priority for sustainably developing their financial sectors.
The construction work relating to the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP) has been adversely affected due to the ongoing lockdown. As a result, the contract to be awarded for the construction of gate and penstock pipe under the Project has been scrapped before it is mature.
The Chandragiri Municipality is to make arrangements for the travel of students and workers temporarily residing within the municipality to the nearest highway to their home.
The Malaysian Serba Dinamik Company is going to invest in the 57.3-megawatt Myagdikhola Hydroelectricity Project to be constructed in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality.
The reconstruction of historical Dharahara that was devastated by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake is gaining momentum in a way to complete it by mid-September 2020. Rajuman Maqnandhar, the heritage expert of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), shared that almost 33 percent of works have been so far completed with the spending of Rs 850 million.
The status of payment which the Italian company, CMC, has to make to the subsidiary contractors and suppliers is still not decided. The CMC was the main contractor of the Melamchi Water Supply Project before it abandoned the project in the middle.
The BP Highway has been obstructed following the death of a man in an accident at Khurkot of Golanjar rural municipality-7 in Sindhuli. As a result, passengers en route to Kathmandu and vice-versa have left stranded due to the obstruction.
The government has intensified a campaign against Chhaupadi (a cultural practice that banishes menstruating women and new mothers from homes for certain days) mostly pervasive in some districts in the mid-west and far-west of Nepal.
Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority Sushil Gyawali said NRA would collect data of the earthquake affected families who received grants for private house reconstruction but not made any progress to that end. He further said NRA has started maintaining all disaggregated data which makes it easier to know the progress details of the reconstruction of an individual house.
A cruise ship will be available for public transportation from mid-February. The construction of the cruise ship in ward no. 16 of Bharatpur metropolis has now reached its final stage.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today jointly inaugurated the Biratnagar-based Integrated Customs Check Post through a video conference.
Five hydropower projects are under construction in the district at the total cost of Rs 23 billion. These hydel projects are based in Dordikhola and Dordi corridor. The under-construction hydro projects include 54 megawatts Super Dordi 'B' by People's Hydropower Company, 27 megawatts Dordikhola by Himalayan Power Partner, 25 megawatts Dordi 'A' by Liberty Energy Limited, 12.1 megawatts Dordi 1 by Dordikhola Hydropower Company and four megawatts Dordi corridor by Chhangdi Khola Hydropower Company.
Baglung Municipality has started developing Detailed Project Report for the construction of zoological parks so as to attract tourists. The DPR development is gaining pace for the construction of the zoological park at the Malika community forest area in Baglung Municipality, wards 5, 6 and 7.