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Infrastructure Cooperation a Leverage of Soft Power and a Challenge, by Binoj Basnyat (kh 14/07/2024)

Beautifying a storied river in Kathmandu comes at a price for those who live on its banks, by Sunita Neupane (rep 10/07/2024)

Motihari-Amlekhganj Petroleum Pipeline Project: Preparations to bring petrol thru pipeline in three months (rep 26/06/2024)

Beneath Nepal’s surface: Tapping into the potential of underground spaces : Utilization of underground space encompasses various functions such as transportation, storage, shelter, and utilities, by Bikram Thapa (ae 11/06/2024)

Amlekhgunj-Lothar petroleum pipeline set for extension (rep 19/05/2024)

Construction of petroleum storage facility starts in Rupandehi (rn 18/04/2024)

Chovar Dry Port commences operations two years after completion (kh 26/03/2024)

Park’s obstruction to road leaves Khatyad villages cut off from their district headquarters, Gamgadhi : Rara National Park has prevented road construction through its forest citing potential adverse impact on biodiversity in the area, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 11/03/2024)

Issues and prospects in developing resilient infrastructure in Nepal : Nepal has the potential to generate a significant amount of clean energy by mobilizing investments and developing access roads, transmission lines, and hydromechanical infrastructure, by Govinda Raj Pokharel (nlt 28/12/2023)

Climate-proof infrastructure a must for a healthy society, by Sujata Karki (ae 18/12/2023)

Fuel pipeline project goes against green energy pledge : Nepal is spending billions to finance oil pipeline projects, contrary to the focus that there should be for meeting its commitment to net zero emissions, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/12/2023)

Challenges and prospects in sustainable infrastructure development in Nepal : Being a latecomer in economic and infrastructure development, developing countries like Nepal have the prospect of learning lessons from the successful or problematic experiences of the developed world, by Surya Raj Acharya (nlt 29/11/2023)

Government ropes in private sector to operate Chobhar dry port : TransNepal Freight Services wins contract to operate the dry port for five years under a private-public partnership model (kp 24/11/2023)

Upgrade Infrastructure In Rural Areas, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/10/2023)

Nepal Needs To Build Podways, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 03/10/2023)

Will Nepal Leapfrog In Its Mobility?, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 29/10/2023)

Ropeway brings cheers to farmers in Rukum (East) (kh 25/08/2023)

Infra gap can push Nepal’s economy downhill : The country remains one of the least urbanized yet rapidly urbanizing countries, which means an ever-increasing demand for road, energy, and ICT infrastructure, by Sourav Dhungana (ae 22/08/2023)

Government invites private sector to operate Chobhar dry port : The state-owned Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Board, which currently operates the Chobhar dry port, says the facility will be given to the private sector for five years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/07/2023)

What impedes Nepal’s infrastructure governance? In Nepal, there is a tendency of awarding projects to individuals who have personal connections with those in power without adequately considering their standards or capabilities, by Anmol Purbey (nlt 14/06/2023)

Pipeline plan slammed for violating eco commitments : Experts say there is an immediate need to decarbonise the transport sector, not import more gasoline, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/05/2023)

Dodhara Chandani dry port gets environmental approval : The Rs15 billion construction project in Kanchanpur district is listed as a national priority project by the government, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/05/2023)

Developing Connectivity to Help Nepal Thrive, by Rajaram Bartaula (rep 20/04/2023)

Rust in peacem : Looking back at Nepal’s first cargo ropeway built a 100 years ago, and a historical timeline of infrastructure planning in the past century, by Daniel W Edwards (nt 17/03/2023)

Resistance to land acquisition is posing a challenge to infrastructure projects in Nepal. What can be done? The material compensation the affected people, primarily those whose livelihood depends on such lands, get in return might not justify the perceived worth that they hold of their lands, by Niyati Shrestha (nlt 02/03/2023)

Construction of Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum pipeline reaches final stage : NOC to save 1.8 billion rupees annually, by Upendra Yadav (rep 26/02/2023)

Connectivity projects continue to suffer from sluggish physical progress (ae 20/02/2023)

Internal Terminal of Chobhar Dry Port to come into operation (kh 11/02/2023)

Construction of integrated check post at the Sunauli-Bhairahawa border begins : The project was put on hold for more than a decade following land acquisition issues, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 10/02/2023)

Petroleum Pipeline Project: second phase works accelerated (kh 26/01/2023)

SC halts cable car construction project in Sikles (rep 19/01/2023)

Butwal and Palpa to be linked by cable car by mid-March : Lumbini Cable Car has built the system at a cost of Rs1.5 billion. It also plans to spend Rs3.5 billion on a new five-star hotel on the hilltop of Basantapur, by Pawan Pandey (kp 17/01/2023)

Lumbini cable car to operate from mid-Feb (rep 14/01/2023)

Feasibility study to be conducted for petroleum pipeline from Amlekhgunj to Jhapa (rn 11/01/2023)

Need for Modern Slaughterhouses in Nepal, by Samip Nepal (rep 30/12/2022)

Two EV charging stations in Bharatpur come into operation (kh 18/12/2022)

Proposed Dodhara-Chandani dry port contributes to increased economic activities (rn 11/12/2022)

Construction of new dry ports slows down : The Rasuwa dry port being constructed near the Nepal-China border is only 35 percent complete in three and a half years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/11/2022)

Rationality of Petroleum Pipelines for Nepal : Even though the on-going petroleum pipeline project is a notable investment, it is certainly a sensible one, by Sindhuj Thapa (rep 22/11/2022)

Learning From Relocation Of Homeless Families, by Pallav Ranjan (rn 14/10/2022)

Annapurna Cable Car brings hope amid tourism gloom : The gondola lift from Phewa Lake to Sarangkot has carried 85,000 passengers since it opened in February, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 14/10/2022)

Let there be ropeways : High in potential, low in execution, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 01/09/2022), Is ropeway revival possible?, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 15/09/2022)

Revisiting Nepal’s land laws : Nearly all infrastructure projects have encountered issues concerning land acquisition, by Adhiraj Regmi & Sourav Dhungana (kp 24/08/2022)

NOC starts constructing storage facility in Amlekhgunj to import petrol via cross-border pipeline (rep 20/08/2022)

Cable car construction faces local objection (rn 22/07/2022)

Chobhar dry port attracts few traders : Less than two dozen container trucks have arrived here since it opened in April, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/06/2022)

High and dry : Infrastructures built without proper planning end up causing long-term destruction (kp 06/04/2022)

PM Deuba inaugurates Chobhar Dry Port amid protests by locals (rep 05/04/2022), Chobhar dry port opens for business : Private sector representatives say dry port’s relevance will increase after Kathmandu-Tarai way is complete or a railroad arrives in Capital, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/04/2022)

Building climate resilience : Holistic approach needed, by Hemang Karelia and Deborah Zabarenko (ht 23/03/2022)

Chobhar dry port to open for business by March-end : Occupying 11.77 hectares at the south-western corner of the valley, the Rs2.18 billion facility was built with a World Bank loan, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/03/2022)

Lack of safety measures at construction sites causing accidents and taking lives : Stakeholders stress the need to implement safety standards on all construction sites, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 07/02/2022)

Budhi Gandaki project to restart as asset valuation dispute is resolved : The $2.5 billion scheme located in Gorkha and Dhading districts has been on hold for two years following protests by locals over the valuation method, by Hariram Upreti (kp 24/01/2022)

Installation of tunnel boring machine at Sunkoshi Marin project likely to begin in May : The machine will gouge out a 13.3-km-long tunnel to bring water from the Sunkoshi River to the Bagmati River, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 23/01/2022)

Third wave may stall construction activities, another setback for economy : The current season is considered good for construction in Nepal, and rising Covid-19 cases are likely to hamper the activities, by Prithvi masn Shrestha (kp 14/01/2022)

ADB blacklists top Chinese construction firms : China CMC Engineering, Northwest Civil Aviation Airport Construction Group and China Harbour Engineering have been blacklisted for violating integrity rules, barring them from participating in Nepal’s key airport infrastructure development project, officials said, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/12/2021)

Planned ‘development law’ to clear hurdles in infrastructure projects : Bill says landowners must accept the compensation agreed on by over 50 percent of affected landowners, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/12/2021)

Bheri-Babai Project: Third Phase Work Begins (rn 10/12/2021)

Nepal Airlines permitted to carry dangerous goods (kh 06/12/2021)

Infrastructure: Burden or opportunity? The current project implementation method must undergo profound restructuring and reform, by Sambriddhi Acharya (kp 25/11/2021)

Seven of City’s nine broomer machines are broken as upkeep is not a priority : The machines were bought in 2019. Planners and environmentalists say Kathmandu Metropolitan City should not be shirking its basic responsibility under lame excuses, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/11/2021)

Towards multi-modal connectivity : With geopolitics rapidly changing, Nepal needs to make multi-modal connectivity a reality, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 05/10/2021)

Rs 3 billion saved in two years of interstate petroleum pipeline (kh 09/09/2021)

Manakamana cable car resumes services from today (kh 05/09/2021)

Dry port in Chobhar all set to operate (kh 04/09/2021)

The decline in Nepali public aesthetics : Why are we spending millions on view towers on hilltops, where the view is already worthwhile?, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 03/09/2021)

NOC to spend Rs 6 billion in infrastructure development including fuel storage facility, pipeline and depots upgradation, by Dilip Poudel (rep 30/08/2021)

Government agency to run Chobhar dry port for now : The facility will be handed over to the private sector through competitive bidding at an opportune time, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/08/2021)

Import of diesel through pipeline helps NOC to save Rs 4 billion in transportation cost (rep 11/07/2021)

Construction in full swing at dry ports despite lockdown : Chobhar inland container depot is being built with a Rs1.70 billion loan from the World Bank, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/05/2021)

Prioritise Nijgadh airport, East-West Railway in next budget: FNCCI (ht 26/04/2021)

Construction projects in west Nawalparasi running late : The projects are way behind schedule because of the carelessness of the contractors and poor planning, by Nabin Poudel (kp 328/03/2021)

Bandipur cable car to operate in six months (ht 21/03/2021)

Construction of Rasuwa dry port stalled since virus outbreak : It is slated to be ready by May 2022, but only 10 percent of the work has been completed, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/03/2021)

Study over for extending oil pipeline to Chitwan : As per the report, the proposed pipeline will be 62 kilometre long and will cost Rs4 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/03/2021)

Second cross-border petroleum pipeline project in Jhapa moves a step closer : An Indian delegation will arrive next week for a field study of the proposed 50km pipeline, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/01/2021)

Work starts to build dry port in Far West : The planned inland terminal will provide access to India’s largest seaport, Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, by Krishana Prasain and Bhawani Bhatta (kp 23/12/2020)

Siliguri-Charaali petroleum pipeline (ht 23/12/2020)

Bagmati to construct ropeways (ht 21/12/2020)

MoF mulls hybrid annuity in infra sector: Contractor to be made responsible for 10 years after project completion, by Umesh Poudel (ht 20/02/2020)

Indian experts conduct survey for second oil pipeline in Jhapa: The proposed 50-kilometre pipeline will extend from the Charali depot to Siliguri in West Bengal, by Parbat Portel (kp 18/02/2020)

Delay in releasing housing grant hits People’s Residence Programme (ht 15/02/2020)

Investing in infrastructure: Unhealthy nexus among politicians, senior bureaucrats and contractors to share kickbacks of the development project has remained a major hindrance in satisfactory completion of development projects in Nepal, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 12/02/2020)

Most infrastructure construction works hit: Rasuwagadhi Hydropower has applied for ‘force majeure’ citing novel coronavirus epidemic, by Umesh Poudel (ht 05/02/2020)

Experts stress the need to fill infrastructure investment gap: Government inefficiency and low productivity blamed for the failure to increase capital expenditure, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/01/2020)

Steamer service resumes in Kaligandaki river: The steamer service, which has been in operation for the past 17 years, was temporarily closed this year in June with the onset of monsoon, by Pratikshya Kafle (kp 24/10/2019)

Second phase petroleum exploration works starting soon in Dailekh (ht 15/10/2019), Petroleum exploration in Dailekh after Tihar, by Govinda KC (rep 22/10/2019)

People’s Housing Programme remains incomplete in Saptari: A total of 1,133 houses are to be built under the programme in Saptari, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 03/10/2019)

Government shortlists contractors for three ambitious projects, including Nijgadh airport: Investment Board of Nepal has roped in an Indian-Japanese joint venture, a Chinese and a Swiss company to submit proposals for the projects, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/09/2019)

Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2019 kicks off (rep 12/09/2019), Nepal Infrastructure Summit concludes (ht 13/09/2019), WB report highlights private sector solutions (ht 13/09/2019)

Nepal and India jointly inaugurate cross-border petroleum pipeline: Prime ministers of both countries inaugurated the project via videoconferencing from their respective offices in Kathmandu and New Delhi, by Anil Giri (kp 11/09/2019), South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline operational, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 11/09/2019), Oil from pipeline: With the pipeline project coming into operation, the govt should also come up with a plan to expand it upto Kathmandu (ht 12/09/2019), Expansion of petro pipeline to Chitwan feasible, says study (ht 14/09/2019)

Feasibility study of cable car construction begins in Badimalika (ht 05/09/2019)

Locals lament the 'emptiness' of the historical village of Gairagaun: Gairagaun is where the pioneering Dalit rights activist, Bhagat Sarbajit Bishwakarma, was born and started his activism, by Prakash Baral (kp 20/08/2019)

Dry port resumes operation after two days of shutdown, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 04/08/2019)

Five Nepali dry ports to be internationalised (ht 31/07/2019)

The government spent Rs 230 million on buildings for squatters. Nobody moved in: The empty, eerie housing project is a symptom of a haphazard, rushed decision-making, by Tsering D. Gurung and Anup Ojha (kp 25/07/2019)

First phase of petroleum exploration completes, by Govinda KC (rep 22/07/2019)

Country’s cruise ship to operate in Narayani River, by Tilakram Rimal (ht 21/07/2019), Narayani River might offer riverboat cruises this Dashain, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 21/07/2019)

Petroleum pipeline successfully tested, by Upendra Yadav (rep 20/07/2019), Oil pipeline will be a boon for the economy, but could make Nepal further dependent on India, experts say: Nepali officials say the cross-border pipeline will go into commercial operation by August 15, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/07/2019), Cross-border pipeline to supply only diesel: NOC (ht 23/07/2019)

Gasoline could start flowing through the new pipeline next month, say officials: A Nepal-India technical team is currently conducting tests on the cross-border pipeline, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/06/2019)

Developers eye world’s second highest cable car project in Gosainkunda: The 9.4 km Gosainkunda cable car project’s upper terminal has been recommended at an altitude of 4,205 m, by Balram Ghimire (kp 09/06/2019)

Fuel trade with India via pipeline soonNOC, IOC to meet in first week of July to fix the date (ht 07/06/2019), Pipe-laying under cross-border fuel deliveryproject nears completion, by Shankar Acharya (kp 08/06/2019)

Progress in infrastructure sector found wanting, by Umesh Poudel (ht 28/05/2019)

Chinese firm signs contract to build dry port in Timure (kp 13/05/2019), Agreement to build Rasuwagadhi dry port signed, by Himnath Devkota (rep 13/05/2019)

Construction of cross-border petro pipeline project nears completion (ht 29/04/2019), Oil pipeline project in final stage (ht 01/05/2019)

Amlekhgunj oil pipeline to be extended to Chitwan, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/04/2019)

Gravity lightens load for hard-working rural women (ht 05/04/2019)

People’s Housing Programme remains ineffective in Sankhuwasabha, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 02/04/2019)

Defunct ropeway poses risk to settlements in Makwanpur, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/03/2019)

Inland waterways become part of Nepal-India trade and transit treaties: Once implemented, it will help drastically reduce transit cost, officials say, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 21/03/2019)

Three years on, storage sheds at Sirsiya Dry Port still incomplete, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/03/2019)

Experts conduct feasibility study in Nawalparasi for inland waterways, by Narayan Sharma (kp 06/03/2019)

PM inaugurates Nepal Shipping Office (rep 14/02/2019), PM inaugurates country’s first shipping office (ht 15/02/2019), PM opens Nepal Ship Office to link with Indian waterways (rep 15/02/2019)

Local units ban haphazard use of heavy equipment in infrastructural development, by Hari Gautam (kp 23/01/2019)

Tree clearance nod for pipeline project (ht 21/01/2019), Nepal-India pipeline project back on track: The cross-border project had been stalled over a forest clearance issue (kp 27/01/2019)

PM lays foundation stone for Chobhar dry port as locals protest, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/01/2019), First port of call: Address local concerns before  continuing work on dry port at Chobhar (kp 22/01/2019), State is forcing project by ignoring their plight, Chobhar residents say‘How would you feel if  they built something on your front porch?’, by Asmita Manandhar (kp 24/01/2019)

Lack of disabled-friendly infrastructures mars education sector, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 24/12/2018)

Amlekhgunj oil pipeline to come online in March, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/12/2018)

Infrastructure in Valley inaccessible to differently-abled (rep 13/12/2018)

Electric crematorium to be installed at Devghat Dham, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 02/12/2018)

Nearly 50 percent of petroleum pipeline works completed: The pipeline can pump 200,000 liters per hour, by Dilip Paudel (rep 14/11/2018), Nepal completes nearly 80 percent of pipe laying works, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/11/2018), Cross-border oil pipeline project nears completion, states NOC (ht 29/11/2018)

Govt okays EIA of Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline (ht 07/11/2018)

Kalinchok starts Nepal’s third cable car service: Kalinchok Darshan Pvt Ltd  currently operates four  cars and each can carry 10 persons. Ticket price of Rs 500 is being reconsidered says operator, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/11/2018)

Biratnagar customs opens ‘unfinished’ check post facility, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/10/2018)

Construction of dry port in Rasuwagadhi yet to begin: Construction of dry port in Rasuwagadhi yet to begin: Chinese side delays work due to unknown reason, by Himnath Devkota (rep 27/10/2018), by Himnath Devkota (rep 27/10/2018)

Government clears way for Amlekhgunj-Motihari project (kp 25/10/2018)

Planned construction of Chobhar dry port in limbo (kp 24/10/2018)

Construct disabled-friendly infrastructure: MoFAGA (ht 24/09/2018)

Well connected: An advanced digital network and sustainable transport will change the society for the better, by Manish Pokharel and Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 13/09/2018)

Motihari-Amlekhgunj Pipeline Project: Pipe laying process 70 per cent completed (ht 10/09/2018)

India agrees to build gas pipeline to Nepal: India is currently building an oil pipeline linking Motihari and Amlekhgunj. Seventeen km out of the 36.2-km section of the pipeline has been completed (kp 01/09/2018)

Oil pipeline project facing hassles: NOC (kp 25/08/2018)

PM Oli inaugurates biogas pipeline system in Biratnagar, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 22/08/2018) [Nevertheless: Nothing else to do?]

First things first: Basics like transportation system and drainage needs to be fixed before we talk about smart cities, by Dinesh Malla (kp 03/08/2018)

Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj ICP projects come back to life (kp 02/08/2018)

NOC withdraws plan to promote ‘infeasible’ model petrol pumps (kp 30/07/2018)

Don’t repeat the past: Infrastructural projects have been stalled since long. It’s time to change that, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 26/07/2018)

Tunnel work of Bheri Babai project 50% complete, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 24/07/2018)

Congestion plagues Sirsiya Dry Port: With nearly 700 containers waiting to be cleared and a further 900 more on its way, the Dry Port is likely to choke under the strain, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/07/2018)

Motihari-Amlekhgunj pipeline construction halted due to monsoon (ht 18/07/2018)

Bheri Babai tunnel halfway through: Tunnel boring machine has been performing smoothly; Project entering weak zone with a geological fault (kp 14/07/2018)

Development or dependency: Urbanisation and destruction of farmland is taking its toll on the Valley’s landscapes, by Swetaa Amatya Shrestha (kp 10/07/2018)

Nepal-India oil pipeline: 13km pipeline laying works completed, by Shankar Acharya (kp 04/07/2018)

Sirsiya Dry Port operations battered by heavy rainfall (kp 04/07/2018)

Construction of Dodhara Chadani dry port soon (ht 01/07/2018)

No clear strategy in big infrastructure projects: Experts; Lack of proper utilization of limited resources a big worry, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/06/2018), Coherent strategy: Road and railway projects (rep 21/06/2018)

One-third work on Raxaul-Amlekhgunj pipeline completed (ht 21/06/2018)

Construction of Chobhar dry port to begin soon (ht 19/06/2018)

Sirsiya Dry Port straining under load, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/06/2018)

Bheri Babai project brings economic boom to locals, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 01/06/2018)

Nepal-India oil pipeline: 10km pipeline laying works completed, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/05/2018), Motihari-Amlekhgunj fuel pipeline to start operation in 30 months, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 23/05/2018)

Let’s set sail: Oli’s waterway project could at least be successful in launching modern inland navigation within Nepal, by Dikshya Singh (kp 18/04/2018), From Sagarmatha To Sagar: Nepal’s Access to Sea, by AB Thapa (sp 20/04/2018)

Piles of uncleared cargo choke Birgunj dry port, by Shankar Acharya (kp 18/04/2018)

India-Nepal oil pipeline formally launched (rep 08/04/2018), Nepal-India pipeline likely to be completed in 2020 (kp 10/04/2018), Pipe-laying process of pipeline project begins (ht 20/04/2018)

CIAA starts quality test of infra projects (kp 05/04/2018)

ICD Chobhar construction to be sped up (ht 20/03/2018)

Oil Pipeline project starts (kp 10/03/2018), Pipes arrive en masse for vital oil pipeline, by Shankar Acharya (kp 22/03/2018)

Govt intensifies study on Kaligandaki-Tinau Diversion Project ; Govt intensifies study on Kaligandaki-Tinau Diversion Project, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 08/03/2018)

Cost of building cross-border pipeline soars (ht 06/03/2018)

Bids called for feasibility study for Korala dry port (kp 05/03/2018)

TBM digging progress ahead of schedule: Bheri Babai diversion multipurpose project: At this pace, the tunnel will be completed well before the March 2019 deadline (kp 03/03/2018)

Construction of petro pipeline likely from Parwanipur-Pathlaiya (ht 22/02/2018)

Pipes for Amlekhgunj pipeline start arriving, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/01/2018)

Rasuwagadhi dry port building okayed, by Balram Ghimire (kp 23/01/2018), Rasuwagadhi border busy despite poor infrastructure (kp 27/01/2018)

Efficiency of ports, acceleration in project implementation stressed (ht 21/01/2018)

Rajbiraj-13 residents without drinking water, electricity (ht 01/01/2018)

Low investment in infrastructure will impede growth (ht 30/12/2017)

Waiting to be tapped: For water transport to thrive, supportive legal and institutional infrastructure is an imperative, by Dikshya Singh (kp 24/12/2017)

Logistic mismanagement: Pileup of empty containers puts dry port in disarray, by Sankar Acharya (kp 16/12/2017)

Cargo tracking system to be launched next month, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/12/2017)

Next NOC, IOC meet to decide petro pipeline laying date (ht 28/10/2017)

Ensure construction of disabled-friendly infrastructure, local levels told (ht 25/10/2017)

ICD, expo centre project expected to move faster (kp 16/10/2017)

800 houses to be built for poor families (ht 14/10/2017)

Bheri Babai diversion multipurpose project: Tunnel boring machine to be installed within a month, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 09/10/2017)

500 more homes to be built for Chepangs, by Pratap Bista (kp 05/10/2017)

Conditioned happiness: Nepal’s economic, social and human development has been constrained by a lack of basic, adequate infrastructure, by Achyut Wagle (kp 26/09/2017)

Construction of Biratnagar abattoir in limbo (ht 25/09/2017)

Trenches to tunnels: Nepal Army needs to pay attention to planning, accountability and transparency in infrastructure building projects, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 12/09/2017)

Infrastructure crunch hits services (ht 29/08/2017)

Race against time: With reconstruction of the country’s only international stadium straggling, will Nepal be ready to host the 13th South Asian Games?, by Adarsha Dhakal (kp 26/08/2017)

Korala port process gathers momentum, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/07/2017)

Electric crematorium stops functioning (ht 10/07/2017), Electric crematorium out of order for last 10 days (kp 21/07/2017)

Support sought to bridge resource gap in infrastructure sector (ht 19/06/2017)

First port of call: Nepal needs a port authority that can be entrusted with overseeing the operation and management of dry ports, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 11/06/2017)

Works on ICD construction set to begin in Chobhar (kp 03/06/2017)

Work on Larcha dry port to resume post monsoon: The port in Larcha is the only dry port on Nepal-China border (kp 02/06/2017)

Houses for Dalits limited to paper (ht 25/05/2017)

Govt set to buy 41 ha of land to ease port operations in Birgunj, by Shankar Acharya (kp 24/05/2017)

More people opting for electric crematorium (ht 15/05/2017)

Nepal clueless about how to benefit from India’s South Asia Satellite (ht 12/05/2017)

Infrastructure development and sharing regulation: Provisions that could create monopolies to be amended, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 10/05/2017)

Petroleum pipeline project hits a snag: NOC told to conduct EIA study before cutting down trees, by Dilip Paudel (rep 02/05/2017)

Govt to build houses for disadvantaged communities (ht 23/04/2017)

Something in the air: Looks like Dustmandu is going to continue to live up to its name for the foreseeable future, by Deepak Thapa (kp 06/04/2017)

Govt mulls pvt financing to build oil storage plants (kp 24/02/2017)

Experts urge higher investment in infra: Govt and AdB officials agree on expediting  institutional strengthening of KUKL including the restructuring of its board (kp 21/02/2017), Private sector urged to partner with govt for infra development (rep 21/02/2017)

Feasibility study launched for dry port in Gulariya: Gulariya-Murtiha border point has remained closed even seven years after Nepal and India agreed to open it. This has created difficulties for traders and local people, by Kamal Panthi (kp 20/02/2017)

Prime Minister vows to mobilize private sector for bridging infrastructure gap (rep 20/02/2017), Investment in infrastructure must to unleash economic potential, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 20/02/2017), 16 projects to be implemented utilising India’s $340.22m line of credit facility (ht 20/02/2017), CNI urges govt to implement outcomes of infrastructure summit (rep 23/02/2017)

Cable car dreams: A French team of experts has found that a cable car system for Kathmandu and Patan is feasible, by Shyam Mohan Shrestha (rep 18/02/2017)

Experts seek practical water, energy policies (ht 16/02/2017)

Preparation of NVC laboratory hits a snag (kp 15/02/2017)

NOC acts to expedite oil pipeline project (kp 08/02/2017)

Some positive news: For a better future, by Uttam Devkota (ht 20/01/2017)

Amlekhgunj oil pipeline named priority project (kp 19/01/2017)

A metro for the metro: The Valley needs an integrated transit system that comprises bus and rail systems, by Ashish Gajurel (kp 11/01/2017)

NOC to ask IOC to extend LPG pipeline up to Nepal border, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 10/01/2017)

NOC to extend petroleum pipeline up to Chitwan, by Dilip Poudel (rep 04/01/2017)

Construction work of Timure ICD to begin (ht 25/12/2016)

‘Chandragiri Cable Car permitted to operate in haste’ (ht 22/12/2016)

Cables: Source Of Power, Prosperity, by Prem Khatry (rn 20/12/2016)

Foundation stone laid for Pokhara cable car, by Birendra KC (kp 15/12/2016), Cable car to be built along Sedibagar-Sarangkot hub (ht 15/12/2016)

Govt moves to expedite petro pipeline project: Ministry of Supplies is holding a multi-stakeholder  meeting in Amlekhgunj, Bara, on Friday, which will  discuss issues related to environment and local land use, by Rajersh Khanal (kp 02/12/2016)

House panel tells IBN to finish pending jobs, bys Bibek Subedi (kp 01/12/2016), Prime minister has no time for IBN meetings: IBN has not been able to hold even a single board meeting in the past four months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/12/2016)

Pancheshwar DPR to be finalized by mid-February (rep 30/11/2016)

Infrastructure development procedures enacted (ht 09/11/2016)

Indian consulting company finalises DER of pipeline project (ht 09/11/2016)

Steamer service on Kali Gandaki attracting tourists, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 30/10/2016)

NOC to spend Rs 5bn in infrastructure development: Oil storage capacity to be raised to 388,000 kilolitres (ht 18/10/2016)

MCC discusses next steps with government (ht 06/10/2016)

Tuins, tubes continue to claim lives, by Prem Chunara (rep 05/10/2016)

Raxaul-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline: Work to begin from ‘Jan 2017’ (kp 03/10/2016)

Pipe laying process of petro pipeline from Dec: Fetailed engineering report of the Nepal-India cross-border project is expected by October 10 , by Sujan Dhungana (ht 18/09/2016)

House panel asks for status report on Fast Track, airport projects (kp 09/09/2016)

Pursuing A Dream Of Inland Water Navigation, by Narad Bharadwaj (kp 18/08/2016)

Chandragiri Cable Car service opens (kp 11/08/2016), Chandragiri cable car carries 20k visitors in first fortnight, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/08/2016)

Infrastructure tariff: NOC passes burden on to consumers, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/08/2016)

Financing infrastructure: Being ambitious about it is okay, but it should not be used  to score political points founded on misplaced nationalism, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 19/07/2016)

Construction of view tower fails to take off, by Anup Ojha (kp 30/06/2016)

Nepal applies to AIIB for infra funding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/06/2016)

Insurance to become mandatory for residential houses soon (ht 29/06/2016)

If you build it, they’ll come: The Bhairahawa-Lumbini-Butwal corridor is set to become a major international transit, transport and tourism hub, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 25/06/2016)

Construction in Siddharthanagar: Infrastructure development sets off real estate boom, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 22/06/2016)

Valley’s road, electricity, water supply: Coordinating body proposed for dev projects; Authorities told to complete road works in one year (kp 15/06/2016)

IOC team to survey Nepal-India petroleum pipeline (ht 14/06/2016)

Cross-border oil pipeline project stirs back to life, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/06/2016), Nepal, India agree to speed up petro pipeline project: Talks in Delhi end with an agreement to start a detailed technical survey, land acquisition and tender process as soon as possible, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2016)

Budget 2016-17: Infrastructure development gets priority; Experts doubt govt’s ability to implement (kp 29/05/2016)

Govt all set to phase out cable contraptions (ht 2o7/05/2016)

PADT plans to add third crematorium furnace (kp 18/05/2016)

Electric crematorium: Breaking stereotype, facility contributes to clean Bagmati, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/05/2016)

Timure locals protest over land acquisition, by Krishna Thapa (kp 30/04/2016)

Govt unveils ambitious plan to build roads, railways: Spending platform for transport infrastructure (rep 18/04/2016) [Dream, dream, dream... Ten years ago, they also promised promised an inclusive federal republic within 2 or 3 years; ten years later they have reiterated the non-inclusive state!!]

Laying Foundation Of Airport In Pokhara, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 16/04/2016)

Bagmati corridor to get solar lamps (kp 18/03/2016)

Pancheshwar daydream: India has dragged its feet on the Mahakali-based multi-purpose project with a strong hydropower component, by Ramesh Khatry (kp 23/02/2016)

Endless disputes delay infrastructure projects, by Amrita Anmol (kp 22/02/2016)

Lack of funds delays burial of unclaimed bodies (kp 21/02/2016)

KMC, DoR resume demolition drive (kp 21/02/2016)

Pancheswar Multipurpose Project: DPR integration to complete by March, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 31/01/2016)

Electric crematorium to run from tomorrow (kp 23/01/2016), Electric crematorium to come into operation from today (ht 24/01/2016), Electric crematorium comes into operation at Pashupati: The building has a cooling store for up to 20 bodies and separate rooms with hot shower for the mourners (kp 25/01/2016), The electric option: PADT should offer both traditional and new methods of cremation (kp 27/01/2016), In its first month, electric crematorium incinerates 510 bodies, by Sanskriti Acharya (rep 23/02/2016)

Big delays in big projects: Across the country, hydropower and infrastructure projects are on hold as the blockade bites, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 22/01/2016)

NITDB to expand ICD Timure: The depot could be developed as supply lifeline of Nepal (ht 21/01/2016)

Govt team starts study on dry port in Far West, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 13/01/2013)

$1.3b to be invested in road, energy projects (kp 01/01/2016)

Land-related issues biggest headache for infra projects (kp 18/12/2015)

Land acquisition begins for Rasuwa dry port, by Krishna Thapa (kp 14/12/2015)

Advocacy for self-reliance: Lessons must be learnt, by Mani Dixit (ht 04/12/2015)

Cable & pulley contraptions details sought (ht 20/11/2015)

PADT fails to run its crematorium: PADT officials hope to operate the facility after  technicians from India return after Tihar (kp 06/11/2015)

‘Nepal needs to improve basic infrastructure’ (ht 05/11/2015)

Path less travelled: Constructing ropeways will help to get mountainous Nepal’s transport system off the ground, by Rabindra Bahadur Singh (kp 04/10/2015)

Tarai strikes bring big infra projects to a halt, by Janak Nepal (kp 11/09/2015)

Electric crematorium: PADT cremates two bodies on trial, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/09/2015)

‘Rs2.22t’ needed to address infra gap (kp 31/08/2015)

Indian team in Capital to ink petro pipeline agreement (ht 24/08/2015), Petroleum pipeline pact signed: NOC and IOC expected to ink the deal for construction soon (ht 25/08/2015), IOC, NOC sign B2B deal on petroleum pipeline (ht 26/08/2015), Easing supply (ht 26/08/2015)

Balaju pool in sorry state, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/08/2015)

India approves pipeline project, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 14/08/2015), Nepal, India to sign oil pipeline deal on Aug 24 (kp 18/08/2015)

Chandragiri cable car to be launched next year (ht 26/07/2015)

Rs6.32 million raised from LPG users sits idle, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/07/2015)

The Urban Nexus, by Nirendra Basnett (sp 03/05/2015)

‘Holy pictures’ way to prevent public urination, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 30/06/2015)

Housing sector to require Rs 69.97bn next fiscal (ht 25/06/2015)

Infrastructure sector requires Rs 11bn for reconstruction next FY (ht 24/06/2015)

NFD stresses on disabled friendly infrastructure, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 18/06/2015)

‘New airports, roads key driver for growth': Experts have stressed that investment in infrastructure is a proven economic engine as it not only drives growthbut creates lasting benefits (kp 24/04/2015)

Igniting growth through infrastructure investments: Efficient construction management is critical to control time, cost, and quality of infrastructure works, by Kenichi Yokoyama (rep 24/04/2025)

Focusing infrastructure with policy reforms: MCC focuses on three main principles: sound governance policies, country ownership and transparency, by Krishna Gyawali (rep 24/04/2015)

ICD Larcha hits a major roadblock, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 21/04/2015)

New infra transforms Rasuwagadhi into trade hub , by Krishna Thapa (kp 17/04/2015)

2 new cable car lines to be built in Pokhara, by Lala Prasad Sharma (kp 15/04/2015), New cable car line to link Fewa Lake with Sarangkot, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 15/04/2015)

Warped logic: Poorly planned infrastructure projects can have detrimental impact on environment, by Ganesh Paudel (rep 15/04/2015)

China to build Rasuwa dry port (kp 11/04/2015), China to help build ICD in Timure (ht 11/04/2015)

Govt signs DPR agreement for cable car service in Pokhara (ht 01/04/2015), Construction to start this autumn, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 03/04/2015), Locals obstruct cable car plans, by Lal Prasad Dharma (kp 05/04/2015)

Conflict damaged infrastructure: House committee tells govt to rebuild (kp 31/03/2015)

Nepal-India petro pipeline: Nepal likely to share 27pc cost, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/03/2015)

Experts urge Nepal to increase connectivity (ht 12/03/2015)

Feasibility study for valley cable car line to be done (kp 10/02/2015)

Nepal-India pipeline: IOC agrees to 5-year contract, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/02/2015)

Electric crematoria to operate within four months: PADT, by Anup Ojha (kp 30/01/2015)

‘Houses for Rautes’ project hits snag for want of budget (ht 25/01/2015)

India ‘willing’ to build gas pipeline too (kp 21/01/2015)

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