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Road

Construction of 7,000 road projects across country stalled

Due to dispute and lack of coordination between the central, provincial and local governments, construction works of more than 7,000 multi-year contracted road projects have been stalled since the last three months. According to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT), construction of over 7,000 national, provincial and local…


China hands over Koteshwor-Kalanki road to Nepal

The Chinese government has handed over Koteshwor-Kalanki road section of Ring Road to the Nepal government on Monday. Amid a function held at Khumaltar in Lalitpur, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi handed over the project to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, which was recently completed. The 10.5-km Koteshwor-Kalanki road…


PM asks MoPIT to complete three highways in 4 years

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) to complete three national pride projects under the ministry within four years. PM Oli has directed MoPIT to complete the 1,776-kilometre long Pushpalal Mid-Hill Highway, 1,792.42-km long Postal Highway and 1,200-km long Madan Bhandari Highway…


China to start upgrading Syabrubesi road soon

China has informed the Department of Roads that it will soon start upgrading the 18-km Syabrubesi-Rasuwa-gadhi section of the Galchhi-Trishuli-Rasuwa-gadhi highway, a major north-south trade route linking Nepal with the northern neighbour. The Chinese Commerce Ministry notified the department that it had appointed a contractor to implement the task, and…


ADB Support 180 Million USD to Improve East–West Highway

Kathmandu — The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $180 million to support improvements to Nepal’s East–West Highway, the country’s main domestic and international trade route also known as the Mahendra Highway. “The highway’s road surface—Nepal’s busiest route—is in fair to poor…


Process to appoint contractor for Nagdhunga tunnel starts

The Department of Roads (DoR) has initiated the public procurement process to appoint a contractor to execute the Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project. The  planned 2.45-km Nagdhunga tunnel way will pass under the western rim of the Kathmandu Valley and link up with the national highway network. Last week, the DoR…


DoR waits on China to begin 2nd phase of road project

The Department of Road (DoR) is mulling to start the second phase of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project from October which includes upgradation of a 8.2-km stretch linking Kalanki with Maharajgunj. Under the project to be funded by the Chinese government, the 8.2-km stretch will be widened to a…


India to reconsider Belt and Road

The huge dividends India enjoys from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will eventually push the South Asian country to embrace the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, experts predicted on Tuesday. During the opening session of the third annual meeting of AIIB in Mumbai on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi…


Nepal Army shortlists six firms to prepare DPR for Kathmandu-Tarai Express way

Nepal Army, the government appointed developer of the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway, has shortlisted six firms interested in preparing the detailed project report (DPR) of the road. The six companies shortlisted by the Army on Friday are: AF-Consult of Switzerland, JV of Yooshin and Pyunghwa of Korea, Louis Berger Consulting of India,…


B&R needs broader support, More investors expected to help fill financing gaps

China may have proposed the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative but the aim is for it to involve many countries, experts said on Sunday, with more diversified investors as well as financial institutions expected to play a bigger role in bridging the funding gaps in B&R projects. Five years have passed since…


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