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  • Why most of China-assisted public service utilities failed in Nepal?

    Kathmandu, February 1 The recent government decision to scrap National Trading Limited has been taken as an example of how China-assisted ventures are being attacked in order to serve interests of India. In the meantime, some stakeholders have identified the need to reflect on why most of China-assisted public service utilities failed in the country. Before the National Trading, the PSUs that were established with the Chinese support but were shut down later were Bhrikuti Paper Factory, Gorakhkali Rubber...

    Telecom service disrupted in Nuwakot and Rasuwa

    Nuwakot, Jan 4 (RSS): The service of Nepal Telecom has disrupted in Nuwakot and Rasuwa since Wednesday. With the technical problem occurred in main optical fibre brought from Galchhi of Dhading, the mobile (pre-paid, post-paid, PSTN and landline) and internet service of the Telecom have been disrupted. The service has seen obstruction since 3.00 pm Wednesday. Costumers in Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts have been deprived of the communications services for no efforts from the concerned authorities to fix the...

    Govt prepares plan to connect every local unit to electricity transmission line

    Kathmandu,Jan 4:Karobar informs that the government has prepared a plan to connect all local units of the country to the electricity transmission line. It has been estimated that the project will cost Rs 200 billion whereas 694.2 megawatt energy will be produced. The report prepared by a consulting company appointed by Nepal Electricity Authority, however, does not include local units which are already producing more than 500 megawatt power, the newspaper informs.

    Rolpa has 48 per cent solar energy user households

    Rolpa, Jan 2 : Approximately 48 per cent of households in the hilly district of Rolpa have access to solar power, said the district energy and environment section at the district coordination committee. The number of solar energy user households is 20,951. Likewise, the figure of hydro electricity consumers puts at 7,744 households, around 30 per cent, and the number is increasing, said an official at the Section. Out of the total 63 small and micro hydropower projects including...

    ‘Breakthrough’ in Melamchi project tunnel

    Helambu, Sindhupalchok, Jan 01: A breakthrough has been made in the much-anticipated Melamchi Drinking Water Project yesterday with the opening of the 8.2 kilometres long second section of the project’s tunnel. The tunnel from Ambathan to Gyalthum of the Helambu rural municipality was opened today. Helambu is where the Melamchi river originates. The Melamchi project aims to bring the water from the Melamchi stream to Kathmandu valley. Before this, the breakthrough of the 9-kilometres tunnel from Sindhu to Sundarijal...

    Nepal hydropower needs Rs 800 billion in next 10 years

    Kathmandu,Dec 24:A government study shows Nepal needs as much as Rs 800 billion to develop hydropower sector in next 10 years. The study held under the leadership of National Planning Vice-Chairman Swarnim Wagle finds that around 180 hydropower projects will be constructed across the country in next 10 years and Nepal will produce 11,396 megawatt electricity in total, according to the lead story in Karobar.

    Budhi Gandaki Hydro-Power Project Expected To Cost 2 Trillions

    Dec 19:The draft to produce estimated cost of constructing Budhi Gandaki Hydro Power has been submitted to the government. A committee formed by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was assigned to prepare the draft. The team submitted the report to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Kamal Thapa this Monday. Earlier, Pushpa Kamal Dahal had signed this contract with the chinese company during his premiership but it was later dismissed by Deuba’s Government . After reassigning the contract to the...

    Hello Sarkar launches call center

    Kathmandu, Dec 18 (RSS): The Hello Sarkar, government’s official portal under the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to receive public grievances, has launched a call center. According to Hello Sarkar’s officer Ramchandra Koirala, the call center services have been in place since December 14. The objective of the operation of a call center is to operate the Hello Sarkar’s activities through a wire system and instantly report public grievances to authorities concerned. Now, public can report...

    Japan to donate Ophthalmological equipments

    Kathmandu, Dec 12 (RSS): Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa signed a grant contract to provide various ophthalmological equipments to the Rural Health Education and Service Centre (RHESC) in Gokarneshwor Municipality. The grant contract was signed on Monday between the Embassy of Japan and the Chairman of the Hospital, Bal Prasad Shahi. The total grant assistance is worth Rs. 8.6 million, which will support the installation of cutting-edge equipment such as an operating microscope, slit lamps, retinoscopes, a phaco...

    Aftershock measuring 5.2 in the Richter scale

    Kathmandu, Dec 8(RSS): An aftershock of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake was recorded with its epicentre around Jiri of Dolakha this morning. The quake at 8:36 am was measured 5.2 in the Richter scale, according to the National Seismological Centre. The aftershock was felt as far as in the capital with Dolkha district headquarters Charikot experiencing a big jolt, seismologist Chitan Timalsina said. Around 500 aftershocks of 4 Richter scale and above have been recorded so far since the April...

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