Power Supply

  • NEA: 401 MW
  • Private Sector: 344 MW
  • India: 424 MW
  • Tripping: 15 MW
  • Demand : 1188 MW
  • Soure : NEA


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…

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…