Power Supply

  • NEA: 8692 MWh
  • Private Sector: 8704 MWh
  • India: 5777 MWh
  • Tripping: 575 MWh
  • Demand : 23748 MWh
  • Soure : NEA


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…

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…