Nepal starts exporting electricity to India

Kathmandu,July 17 : Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has exported 150 megawatts of electricity to India in the last three days and 200 megawatts on Wednesday night. Organising a press conference on Tuesday, Minister for Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun informed that the government had started bringing the energy banking into operation as per the agreement signed with India. Minister Pun said that the excess electricity was exported to India as per the energy...

Flood damages Chinese investors’ cement factory in Dhading

Kathmandu, July 15 The under construction factory of Huaxin Cement Narayani Pvt Ltd in Benighat Rorang of Dhading district has been damaged by a flood on Sunday. Incessant rainfall left the factory construction site flooded and trapped five workers there, according to police. SP Raj Kumar Baidawar of the District Police Office informs that the workers have already been rescued by now. He says the floodwater had entered the construction site from Sunday morning till the evening.

World Bank Extends USD 11 Billion in Financial Aid to Nepal

Kathmandu,July 14 : The World Bank (WB) has lifted its hand to support Nepal again. This time, it has renewed its support to Nepal under the Second Programmatic Fiscal and Public Financial Management Development Policy Credit Project. In a move supporting Nepal’s efforts towards fiscal federalism and developing public financial management, WB offered the country a grant of NPR USD 100 million for the fulfillment of reform actions developed by the Ministry of Finance. Nepal Finance Ministry Secretary Lal Shankar...

NAC becomes top carrier for 2018

Kathmandu, July 12: The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has topped the list of the airlines carrying the most number of tourists into the country. According to Nepal Tourism Statistics 2018 released by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today, NAC stands in the lead position among the five major airlines carrying more travelers to Nepal. The Airlines had come in the second position the previous year following Jet Airways of India. Jet Airways came...

Nepal Revises Visa Fees For Foreign Tourists

Kathmandu, July 11 The government has revised its tourist visa fees for foreign tourists. The new tariff will come into effect from July 17, the first day of the new fiscal year. The government on May 26 had made a decision to increase the visa fees. The Department of Immigration informs that the last time the visa charges were revised was 10 years ago. “We have made minor revisions to the tariff that was not changed in past 10...

Sajha Yatayat begins night services

 Kathmandu,July 09 : Sajha Yatayat, a cooperative public transport organization, has started night bus services. They are providing services till 9 pm at the first phase. The company has been providing night services since last Wednesday, Mahendra Raj Pandey, manager of Sajha Yatayat. According to Pande, Sajha Yatayat is launching night bus services along the routes – NAC-New Bus Park, Airport-Chabahil-New Bus Park and NAC-Kalimati-Kalanki. We are launching night bus services until 9 at the first phase. We will ...

Coffee Production Less Than Expectation

 Kathmandu,July 7 : Despite having a big possibility of growing more coffee in Nepal, the actual production is much less than the expected level. The coffee cultivation in Nepal started a decade after 1990 but its commercial production started only in 2028 BS. According to a study, not less than 11 lakh hectares of land in Nepal can be put to coffee cultivation. There are 32 districts growing coffee at present on the topography having elevation from 800 meters...

Indonesia Boutique Fair commences in Kathmandu

 Kathmandu,July 05 : Indonesia Boutique Fair has commenced in the central capital. Ambassador of Indonesia to Nepal, Rina P Soemarmo and honorary consul of Indonesia to Nepal, Chandra Prasad Dhakal jointly inaugurated the fair at Hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu on Thursday. The event is organized by the Embassy of Indonesia and the Office of the Honorary Consul. On the occasion, ambassador Soemarmo talked about the cordial relations between Indonesia and Nepal, saying that Indonesia is Nepal’s well-wisher and that...

Tea industrialists decide to close down 52 tea factories

Ilam,June 24 : Tea industrialists of Ilam have decided to close down tea factories. They have decided to shut down the factories citing that the price of green tea leaves fixed by the local government is unaffordable. The Suryodaya Tea Association, an alliance of tea industrialists, has decided to close the operations of 52 tea factories associated with it. Suryodaya Municipality has fixed its price Rs 40 per kg. Earlier, the Association dispatched a letter to the municipality to...

Medicinal herbs pocket area in all seven provinces

Kathmandu,June 19 : Nepal government is establishing pocket areas in all seven provinces in order to conserve and preserve medicinal herbs. Government program started from Karnali Province last year and has been taking it to other provinces.

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