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  • 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...

    Lalitpur Mayor demands Finance Ministry give back rental tax

    Kathmandu, May 2 Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan has recently written a letter to the Ministry of Finance demanding that the Ministry return the rental tax its Internal Revenue Department collected against a constitutional provision in the first nine months of this fiscal year. Local governments like the Metropolitan City and the Department were at odds over their authorities after the constitution authorised local governments to collect rental tax which the Department was collecting earlier. So, in the first nine...

    World Bank provides Rs 4 billion for the construction of first signature bridges

    Kathmandu, April 23 Nepal is receiving a loan of Rs 4 billion from the World Bank to construct four signature bridges, first of its kind in Nepal. Chief of the Bridge Division at the Department of Roads, Arjun Jung Thapa, says the assistance has been confirmed recently. He informs that such artistic and attractive bridges will be built at major highway points and urban centres near them. In the first phase, the bridges will be constructed over Narayani on...

    Visiting tourists donate money for poor students’ scholarships

    Ratnanagar (Chitwan), April 23 : The children from Bote and Mahji communities at the squatters’ settlement of Pandavnagar, Madi in southern Chitwan have been extended Rs 240,000 worth of scholarships. Lions Club of Chitwan Sauraha took the initiative in providing the scholarship for the students coming from the economically backward communities from money donated by US citizens on a visit to Nepal. Lion Club of Chitwan Sauraha’s Chair Arun Rijal said David Kins, Richard, Bob, Steve and the John...

    Rs 25 million goes in vain on Ranipokhari reconstruction

    Kathmandu, April 22 : As many as Rs 25 million spent for reconstruction of the Ranipokhari temple, demolished in the earthquake, went in vain after the dispute emerged among the locals, Department of Archaeology, and Kathmandu Metropolis. Due to the dispute, the structures created so far have to be demolished. Account officer at Kathmandu Metropolitan office, Shyam Pande, informed that Rs 116 million was the estimated cost for the reconstruction of the Ranipokhari temple, while the contract was made...

    Under the Belt and Road Initiative for Nepal-China cooperation will be finalised as soon as possible: China

    Kathmandu, April 19 Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday morning held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing. During the meeting, Wang said a list of projects to be carried out under the Belt and Road Initiative for Nepal-China cooperation would be revealed soon. Minister Gyawali is in the Chinese capital from Sunday evening for an official trip. He will return home on April 21. It has been learned that the two...

    Industrial, Cultural, Tourism and Trade Fair concludes in Sallaghari

    Bhaktapur, April 19 : The Fourth Bhaktapur Industrial, Cultural, Tourism and Trade Fair concluded on Wednesday here in Sallaghari with total transaction touching on Rs 80 million. According to Industrial Peace Nepal Chairman, Sandeep Mahat, more than 200,000 visitors came to the fair which lasted from April 6 to 18. The fair offered more than 200 stalls that presented daily consumer goods along with children’s park, ferris wheel, circus, magic house and a ghost house. The organizers even staged...

    Cabbies face music for non-compliance with metre rule

    Kathmandu, April 19 : Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on metre reading. The traffic police will make monitoring extensive following an outpouring of grievances against the taxicabs from the commuters. MTPD’s Joint Spokesperson Mukunda Marasini said the authorities have been taking action against 50 to 70 taxis on a daily basis for not complying with the rule to follow metre reading when charging fare. “Earlier, around 15 to 20 taxis...

    The daily spending amount of a tourist increases

    Kathmandu, April 18: Tourists visiting Nepal are spending larger amounts, although the length of stay has not increased significantly. Nepal Tourism Board has reported that the daily average spending of a tourist is currently $65.   “Currently the daily average spending of a tourist is $65,” said CEO of the Tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, “the average was $47 when I started tenure at the NTB. This is a very big achievement.” Although the average spending of tourists have...

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