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  • NEA: 351 MW
  • Private Sector: 165 MW
  • India: 484 MW
  • Loadshedding: 260 MW
  • Demand : 1260 MW
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Roads Dept seeks Rs2b loan to build 14 bridges

The Department of Roads has asked the World Bank for financial assistance to build 14 bridges on the Muglin-Narayanghat road, which is the Kathmandu Valley’s key supply line and one of the busiest routes in the country. The department is in talks with the multilateral lender for a Rs2 billion…

Road upgradation project grounds to a halt in Birgunj

The Birgunj-Pathlaiya road upgradation project has ground to a halt and is unlikely to meet the completion deadline. The contractor tasked with a 5.8km section that stretches from Simara to Jitpur has not carried out construction work for the last three months. The 27km-long Birgunj-Pathlaiya road is being upgraded to…

Syndicates obstruct transportation on Araniko Highway

Transport cartels operating along the Arniko Highway continued their protest on Monday, demanding the scrapping of the route permit given to the newly introduced Mayur Yatayat Transportation, which has challenged the cartels' monopoly on the highway. On Monday, Kavre Bus Committee and Kavre Minibus Committee, which represent the cartels of…

ADB to provide $100 million for Rural Connectivity Improvement Project

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide $100 million (approximately Rs 10 billion) for Rural Connectivity Improvement Project. An agreement to this effect was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance today, as per a media release. Shankar Prasad Adhikari, secretary at the Ministry of Finance, and Mukhtor…

Nagdhunga tunnel report to be ready this month

The Department of Roads (DoR) has been preparing to appoint a contractor to build a tunnel under the Valley’s western hills connecting Nagdhunga and Naubise. A detailed project report (DPR) for the tunnel project will be ready by February-end, and the DoR will call global tenders to appoint a contractor…

China’s new Silk Road hits political, financial hurdles

China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan. Pakistan’s relations with Beijing are so close that officials call China their “Iron Brother.” Despite that, plans for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam were thrown into turmoil in November when…

Fast track may be delayed over DPR

Construction of the proposed Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track is likely to be delayed as the Nepal Army, the government appointed builder, remains undecided over buying the highway’s detailed project report (DPR) which was prepared by an Indian consultant. The planned 76-km expressway will link Kathmandu with Nijgadh in the southern plains.…

Army begins removing trees from the right-of-way

Nepal Army (NA) personnel have started felling trees within the right of way of the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway project. A team led by Brigadier General of Nepal Army, Bharat Bahadur Khadka, is clearing the right of way of the four-lane 76-kilometer expressway that will link Kathmandu with the Tarai districts. NA…

Highways go mobile

A total of 800 highways in East China's Jiangxi Province will adopt mobile payments at toll stations by the end of December, the Jiangxi Expressway Networking Management Center said Monday. Scanning devices are being installed at toll stations, and some are already in use, according to the center. As of…

Belt and Road Initiative to generate US$350b in infrastructure projects in 5 years, law firm says

The Belt and Road Initiative will generate US$350 billion worth in infrastructure projects within the next five years, law firm Baker McKenzie said in a report. The report, co-authored by Silk Road Associates, highlighted 10 markets outside China's mainland as primary investment destinations along the Belt and Road. The 10 markets, including…