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  • Nepal govt proposes pvt sector to establish a joint heavy equipment leasing company

      Kathmandu, June 12 : The government of Nepal has forwarded a proposal to the country’s private entrepreneurs, calling them to establish a partnership for a heavy equipment leasing company so as to expedite infrastructural development works. During a meeting with private sector leaders recently, Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada said the establishment would address the problems caused by lack of heavy equipment in the construction business. In response, the entrepreneurs also said they were positive about the proposal and...

    Nepal and China to sign an agreement on energy coordination

    Kathmandu, June 5 Nepal and China are likely to sign an agreement on energy coordination later this month when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will pay a state visit to the northern neighbour. Likewise, the Nepal Government is also preparing to sign another agreement to prepare the detailed project report for Galchhi-Kyirong-Rasuwagadhi intercountry transmission line. The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has sent the proposal to the Council of Ministers about making the agreements. Separate committees will...

    Nepal planning to sign agreement for Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu railway

    Kathmandu, June 4 Nepal and China are likely to sign an agreement to carry out a feasibility study for the construction of a railway connecting Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, with the Nepal-Tiber border point in Rasuwagadhi, near Kyirong. Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to embark on a state visit to the northern neighbour on June 19 and the agreement will be signed during his visit, according to a source. It is sure that crossborder railway will be...

    Cyber crimes on the rise in the valley

    Kathmandu, May 31 : The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people’s increased access to social networking sites. A total of 1,176 cyber crimes have been registered in the last 10 months of the ongoing fiscal year at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD). The cyber crimes’ cases related to facebook, emails, twitter, youtube, SMS and ATM among others have been recorded. MPCD Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh said the...

    Govt to install solar plant for irrigation and drinking water

    Kathmandu, May 28 The government through its budget for upcoming fiscal year has planned to install a solar power plant in every 753 local level and manage the irrigation and drinking water projects through the solar plants. As per the plan, solar plant with 100-500 kilowatts capacity will be installed in each local level. A challenge fund will also be established for installation of the power plants. The local governments will have to cover 50 per cent and the...

    ‘Foreign Employment App’ introduced

    Kathmandu, May 25: The ‘Foreign Employment App’ has been introduced with an aim to provide information to workers heading abroad for migrant work. The Sajha Sawal Media on Thursday made public the application coinciding with its fifth anniversary. Media’s Editor Anil Adhikari said the app was introduced by targeting the aspirant migrant workers and thousands of Nepali migrant workers abroad, manpower entrepreneurs and concerned stakeholders. “The app will play a crucial role in finding adverts for employment, information on...

    Mobile app to address public complaints

    Kathmandu, May 24 The government would soon launch a new mobile application to address complaints of the public about various government agencies and services. The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers has started homework for the launch of ‘Nagarik Adhikar’ (Citizen Rights). At present, ‘Hello Sarkar’ is the only authorised government portal that has been registering complaints from public and forwarding them to the concerned authorities. However, the new app will directly link the general public...

    Rastrakabi Ghimire to be taken to India for treatment

    Kathmandu,May 23:Kantipur and Gorkhapatra report that 99-year-old Rastrakabi Madhav Prasad Ghimire, perhaps the most revered living litterateur of the country, will be taken to India for his further treatment today. Ghimire is at a Kathmandu hospital for last 12 days. Though he has witnessed minor improvements over past few days, internal bleeding has not stopped and hence the family has decided to take him to New Delhi’s Medanta Hospital, according to Kantipur. Nepal Army is supporting the family for his treatment whereas Prime...

    Govt to reuse old traffic lights in Kathmandu Valley

      Kathmandu, May 18:  After successfully testing the operation of old traffic lights in Naya Baneshwor and Maharajgunj, the Department of Roads has said that it will soon repair old traffic lights and install them at various other junctions of the Kathmandu Valley. The Department has already concluded a study for the reuse. Earlier, the Department had tried to install an ‘intelligent traffic control system’ with the financial and technical support from Asian Development Bank. The attempts, however, failed....

    KMC to buy road sweeping machines soon

    Kathmandu, May 15 : Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is preparing to buy five broomer machines soon to clean dusty city roads. A tender was called on April 5, and seven companies had applied for the contract. A bidding evaluation subcommittee has been formed under the chairmanship of Rabin Man Shrestha, Chief of the environment section at the KMC to select the applicants. It costs Rs 120 million to purchase five the road sweepers. A campaign is underway under the...

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