KATHMANDU, May 20: Population, which was the top factor in delineating village councils and municipalities last year, has again been given the highest weightage – 70 percent – in allocating resources to the local levels and provinces. Human Development Index carries only 5 percent value in revenue distribution.
KATHMANDU, May 14: When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to speed up development of Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project during his Nepal visit in 2014, many thought that the bilateral project, which had remained in paper for 18 years, would finally kick off.
KATHMANDU, May 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has said that the government will build the 1200 MW Budhigandaki Hydropower Project on its own and the tender process for the project will begin from next fiscal year. Budhigandaki is currently the only ready-to-implement reservoir-based hydropower project. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) and tender documents are ready, according to officials.
KATHMANDU, May 6: All assets of over 300 Bus Entrepreneurs Committees and their federations, which won't exist by the end of Mid July, will come under ownership of government automatically as per law. Such assets which will come under government ownership includes the money deposited in the banks, office buildings and other movable assets owned by those committees, which are registered at the district administration offices under Association Registration Act 1977.
KATHMANDU, May 5: Public transport operators have invested over a trillion rupees [Rs 1,000 billion] in the industry but they have not been paying any taxes on their profits, according to government officials. All the public transport operators including bus operators and truckers in the country are registered with one or another "transport enterpreneurs committees", which operate as non-profit organizations.
KATHMANDU, May 2: In June, 2014, the evaluation of proposals for building the Mugling-Narayanghat road section was in the final leg and the Department of Road was waiting for the final response from the World Bank, the financer of the project, to sign the contract agreement and kick start works.
KATHMANDU, April 25: The drop in revenue from import of readymade garments, and tobacco products and its raw materials in the first eight months of current fiscal year, i.e. from mid-July 2017 to mid-February 2018, has left government officials worried.
KATHMANDU, April 23: Transport syndicate is not only increasing travel prices and affecting quality of public transportation. This unholy nexus of transporters is also affecting prices of daily consumables like food materials and vegetables as well as fuel and apparel.
KATHMANDU, April 3: The 55th audit report of all public offices scheduled to be published next week will have major changes compared to the 54th report of last year. However, what will be lacking will be issue-based reporting.
KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has designated Rs 393.4 billion in the budget allocation for the current fiscal year as 'climate-relevant according to the budget red book. But this whopping budget for climate resilient spending is said to be not realistic.
KATHMANDU, March 20: The federal government is now mulling to stop fiscal transfers to local levels in lump sum in the next fiscal year to cope with the crunch of spendable amount in the government treasury.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Hospitals providing cancer treatment have received more patients in recent years. Another indication of the rising incidence of cancer here is the fact that an Indian pharmaceuticals company has entered the country to build a cancer drug plant in Bhaktapur to cash in on the demand.
In Nepal, half a dozen contractors exercise monopoly over construction contracts. The cartel holds sway over entire construction administration and political sector. They huddle together before bidding for large infrastructure projects. A report by Public Procurement Monitoring Office under Prime Minister's Office has exposed their workings.