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  • Chinese company studying possibility of Kerung-Kathmandu railway

    Kathmandu,May 6:China Railway First Survey Design Institute Group will conduct feasibility study for Keyrung-Kathmandu railway. The company has been selected after an agreement between officials of the two countries in Beijing last week to conduct feasibility study for the railway line, according to Communication Officer at the Department of Railways Prakash Bhakta Upadhyay. “The company will come soon for study. The Chinese side will bear all the expenses for this study. The company will submit the report by August,”...

    Kathmandu city launches fresh crackdown on street vendors

    Kathmandu, May 6 The Kathmandu Metropolitan City says it will not let street vendors occupy streets and pavements of the city to do their business as they affect the traffic management and block people’s free movement. Though the act was already illegal, the City was allowing vendors do their business for certain hours in the evening. But, the local government now says they have been a serious threat to the civilisation and beauty of the city. KMC spokesperson Gyanendra...

    Open Door Policy Opening up China and the World for Development

    Beijing, May 6: Discourses on the development and prosperity of China after its adoption of the “open door policy” are rife in China. According to the analysis of experts, the open policy that China took forty years ago has helped China to become the second largest economy and a major donor country of the world. The “open door policy” is a reformative policy declared by Deng Xiaoping, the then leader of the Chinese Communist Party, in 1978. His declaration...

    Nepal’s Hydropower investment environment weakest in South Asia

    Kathmanu,May6:Anchor story in Karobar says Nepal’s hydropower sector is the least attractive for investors in South Asia though it has a huge potential. The South Asia Initiative-Energy supported by the United States Aid has made the conclusion after a comparative study of various indicators representing investment risks in the sector. Among four indicators, Nepal fared bad in three and very bad in one, according to the report.

    Por-syndicate transporters’ federation leader arrested in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, May 4 One of the key leaders of the ‘pro-syndicate’ group of public transport operators in Nepal has been arrested on Friday afternoon, police said. Saroj Sitaula, the general secretary of e Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE), was arrested in Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu, a few hours after home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ordered police to arrest the leadership of the Federation for going on strike illegally. According to a police source, Sitaula was on his way to...

    Entry fee set for participants of international marathon

    Rasuwa, May 4 : The entry fee for the participants of the international marathon to be organised in the Langtang trekking route has been fixed. According to Jeevan Thapa Magar, the First Vice-president of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Rs 2,500 has been fixed as the entry fee for the Nepali participants and 75 US Dollars for foreigners. The marathon is being organised by TAAN and it will take place on May 19. The 42-kilometre marathon will take...

    Budget’s emphasis on tourism development

    Pokhara, May 4: The Province Assembly meeting of the Province No. 4 held Thursday discussed the budget tabled by Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning Kiran Gurung on Wednesday for the remaining period of the fiscal year 2074/075 BS. In Thursday’s meeting, Minister Gurung said that the budget has paved the ways for the development and prosperity of the province. Minister Gurung added that the budget has given focus on development and expansion of tourism sector, development and promotion...

    Modi may announce special package for Janakpur during Nepal visit

    Kathmandu,May 3:As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Province 2 capital of Janakpurdham before coming to Kathmandu during his state visit to Nepal next week, he may announce a special package for the religious city, The Kathmandu Post report filed from New Delhi informs. An anonymous official at Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been quoted in the report that the special package would help conserve Janakpur’s heritage as well as its development or link the Ramayan Circuit with...

    Nepali Army to select consultant for fast track DPR in two weeks

    Kathmandu, May 3 The Nepali Army says it will select a consultant to prepare the detailed project report for the construction of Kathmandu-Terai fast track within next two weeks. Spokesperson of the national military organisation Gokul Bhandari says total 17 companies, one domestic and 16 international, have expressed their interest to prepare the DPR and the Army is currently studying the applications. According to Bhandari, the consultant will be sent to the field immediately after the selection so that...

    A committee formed to seek alternative airport near Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,May 2:The government has formed a 6-member committee to choose suitable place for the construction of an alternative airport near Kathmandu Valley. Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister  Ravindra Adhikari has formed a 6-member committee under the coordination of Engineer Kamal Kumar KC from the ministerial decision. Other members are Dhruvadas Bhochhiibhoya, director of the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority and Baburam Poudel, Deputy Directorate Suburban Upadhyay and Sitaram Bhandari and Nal Vikram Thapa in the member secretary of the Authority. Before...

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