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  • Oldest hospital to get new surgery building

    Kathmandu, November 18 Nepal’s oldest hospital will son get a separate well-equipped building for surgery within the next two years. While a new building is being built next to the historic hospital, officials are also procuring equipment required to run the facility when it is completed. The new building is to have a post-operative ward; a 40-bed surgical ward; an Intensive Care Union (ICU); and a library. The new infrastructure will also be senior citizen and disabled-friendly.  The whole...

    Cable car service at the tri-junction

    Parbat, Nov 11: Cable car transportation is to be constructed connecting Panchase, the famous touristic and religious place situated at the tri-junction of Parbat, Kaski and Syangja districts. The cable car facility is being constructed at Ghantichhina of Pokhara metropolitan city-23. It will be linked up to Panchase from Ghantichhina. Panchase is located at an altitude of 2,517 metres from the sea level and it is developing into the best tourism destination in Gandaki province. Panchase is roughly 8.5 kilometres...

    NEA to open 20 charging stations for evehicles

    Kathmandu,Nov 06:In a bid to help the government achieve the target of increasing the number of electric vehicles upto 20 per cent of the total in next five years, Nepal Electricity Authority is planning to establish five charging stations in various parts of the country, according to Karobar. The Authority is currently preparing documents to call for the tender for the task, the report informs.

    TCN to provide wood for reconstruction of Kasthamandap

    Kathmandu, November 2 Timber Corporation of Nepal Ltd has agreed to provide 17,000 cubic feet of timber for reconstruction of Kasthamandap, a historic travellers’ rest damaged reduced to rubble by the 2015 Earthquake. Kasthamandap Reconstruction Committee chair Rajesh Shakya and corporation’s general manager Raju Laudari signed a memorandum of understanding that is expected to expedited reconstruction work, The reconstruction of Kasthamandap (wood pavilion) needs specially-prepared timber. Generally, timber measuring 10 feet is available in the market, but the monument requires...

    Dharahara reconstruction finally begins

    Kathmandu,Oct 31: After a long wait of three and half years since the devastating quake, the government has finally begun the reconstruction of historic Dharahara tower in Sundhara of Kathmandu, according to news reports in Rajdhaniand Gorkhapatra. Quoting National Reconstruction Authority Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali, Gorkhapatra says the reconstruction has already begun. Meanwhile, Rajdhani informs that the foundation stone will be laid before Tihar, which is just one week away. Meanwhile, many heritage sites including Ranipokhari and Kashthamandap are waiting for the...

    Nepal Army purchasing American arms worth Rs 1 billion

    Kathmandu,Oct 23: The Nepal Army is purchasing around 5,000 American rifles this year by spending around Rs 1 billion, according to a brief story in Annapurna Post. The national military organisation says the weapons will be used by personnel to be deployed in United Nations peacekeeping missions. Nepal is the fifth biggest contributor to peacekeeping missions of the global agency.

    Scientists deploy drones to count endangered crocodiles in Nepal’s Bardia

    Researchers In Nepal Used Drone Images To Survey Critically Endangered Gharial Crocodiles Along The Banks Of The Babai River, Comparing Their Results To Those Of Multi-Team Ground Surveys.Analysis Of The Drone Images Produced Counts Of Gharials And Mugger Crocodiles Similar To Those Of Ground Survey Teams, In Less Time And At A Lower Cost.The Researchers Stressed The Importance Of Conducting Aerial Surveys When Environmental Conditions Are Most Conducive, Such As During The Winter Months When Water Clarity In The...

    Nepal launching feasibility study from November to open waterways in key rivers

    Kathmandu, September 26 Nepali officials have said they will carry out an onsite feasibility study from November in a bid to open waterways in key rivers of the country. The decision was made after a team visited various places in neighbouring India to study the operation of ships in the rivers there. Joint Secretary at the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Madhav Belbase, who led Nepali officials study visit to India, says, “An Indian team will come to Nepal and we...

    Nepal prepares to give back Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to China Gezhouba

    Kathmandu, September 23 Yet in another controversial decision about an ambitious project, the government of Nepal has initiated a process to assign China Gezhouba Group Company for the construction of 1,200 megawatt Budhigandaki Hydropower Project. A Cabinet meeting held on Friday night directed the Ministry of Energy to revive the conversation with the company in a bid to give the award back. The government spokesperson Gokul Banskota, however, did not make the decision public, apparently fearing criticisms from the...

    Rudrakasha farms under CCTV surveillance

    Kathmandu,Sept 21:Rudraksha farmers in Bhojpur district of eastern Nepal have begun deploying CCTVs for surveillance of their cultivation as thieves began attacking the lucrative product used for religious purposes, reports Kantipur anchor story. The farmers would guard the farms themselves till last year, but they have embraced the modern technology spending some thousand rupees now as the monetary benefit of the plant increased with the rise in its use, the report informs.

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