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...

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.

PM directs Nepal’s oldest uni to produce globally marketable human resources

Kathmandu, September 18 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday directed Tribhuvan University, the country’s largest and oldest university, to produce qualified human resources that sell in the global market. He also suggested that the university concentrate its efforts on academic revival and qualitative development. He said the university should understand sentiments of the new generation as it is smarter than the previous ones. Speaking at a meeting of the university’s officials, Prime Minister Oli, also the ex-officio Chancellor...

Kathmandu will not get Melamchi water this Dashain too

Kathmandu,Sept 16: Naya Patrika reports in a snippet that the government’s target to complete the construction works of Melamchi Water Supply Project by upcoming Dashain festival next month is being missed as a 12 kilometre section of a tunnel is yet to be fixed with concrete. The project’s Executive Director Surya Raj Kandel, however, has claimed the works are going well at a good speed.

Nepal’s thirsty mountain villages

As Springs Across Nepal Falter And Fail, The 13 Million People That Live In Nepal’s Hilly Areas Face The Brunt Of A Water Crisis That Is Only Now Being Understood Every month, women from Thumka Women’s Group for Change in Bidur municipality in Nuwakot district gather for their monthly meeting near a chautari – an open resting space – on a hillock. Among the many things that they discuss in these meetings about their community, water shortage continues to...

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