National concern and coordination committee has decided to demand information with the concerned ministry and stakeholders relating to the status of four major projects and the challenges before their implementation. Committee Chairperson Dilkumari Rawal shared that they would seek information with the ministry on Melamchi drinking water project, Budhigandaki hydropower project, Kathmandu-Tarai/Madhes expressway, and people's housing programme.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported regional urban development project implemented in three municipalities and one sub-metropolitan city of the Far-west state has started taking momentum. The project is implemented with Rs 9 billion concessional loan from the ADB. Six small projects have been planned for the current fiscal year under this scheme.
(Special Representative Surendra Bahadur Nepali) Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the role of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) was critically important for Nepal to propel BRI, Protocol to the Agreement on Transit and Transport or any project in new border entry point with China.
With the beginning of the Nepali New Year 2076 BS, progress in some big development projects has came as illustration that such projects gain a momentum setting multiple examples, if responsible bodies such as government agencies and construction companies fulfilled their assigned duties honestly.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that an environment where all Nepalis could consider an investment in the hydropower project has been created in the country. PM Oli said so with a special stress, speaking in the meeting of House of Representatives on Sunday on a recently launched programme‘ Nepal Ko Pani, Janata Ko Lagani, Harek Nepali Jala Bidyutko
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate two big projects in Rupandehi district tomorrow. The projects are the Government Medical College Office and Upgrading of Butwal-Narayangadh section under the East-West Highway. The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Government Medical College Office at Naya Mill, Tilottama municipality-1 at 11 am, the office chief Man Bahadur Ghimire said.
The government of Nepal is considering getting help from the Nepal Army for the completion of the Melamchi Water Supply Project. The ministry of water supply is trying to use different options for the completion of the Melamchi project. The ministry made a decision that the Nepal Army should take part in completing the remaining job.
Most of the projects prioritized by the government as the ‘projects of national pride’ save one or two related to energy, water resources and irrigation are not found to be making meaningful progress. The status of the performance of rest of the projects except the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is not satisfactory.
Almost 90 percent of the drinking water projects, devastated by the 2015 earthquake in Sindhupalchowk district, have been so far complete. Reconstruction is underway in 10 percent of total 691 projects which were affected by the earthquake occurred in 25 April 2015 and its aftershocks, shared Engineer at Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, Laxmi Upadhyay.
Complaints of the Ministry of Forest and Environment not cooperating in the construction of development projects aside, the Ministry has provided 16,716 hectares of forest land to various such projects. It is stated that the Ministry has provided the forest land to 516 various bodies for 12 different purposes. The Ministry has provided the largest area of forest land
More than 400 drinking water projects in Jajarkot district are said to be in the lurch. These projects were constructed since the last 10 years. This condition of the drinking water projects is due to the negligence of the concerned government offices and the consumers committees for their repair and maintenance.
Member of the House of Representatives, Mahesh Basnet, has started monitoring the development activities in Bhaktapur district. The former Industry Minister has said that he has taken this initiative for expediting the development works in the district by evaluating the effectiveness of works carried out through the budget that was allocated to the district in fiscal year
The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has started its hunt for new projects that will be showcased in the future to get more foreign investments. The IBN recently held a board meeting to study 5 mega projects. If any of these projects are found feasible, they are to be awarded through open competition.
Despite prioritizing 21 mega projects as National Pride Projects to expedite their construction process, the progress of most NPPs in the first quadrimester of the current fiscal has been less than satisfactory. Previously the National Planning Commission (NPC), the apex body that frames the government’s development policies and programs, has recommended that an Act be formulated for National Pride Projects.
Three hydropower projects, which are in their final stages to generate power, would face problem in lack of attention of the Nepal Electricity Authority in the construction of Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line. Industrialists have complained that power produced from the projects would go to waste if NEA does not pay attention to the construction of Transmission Line.
Reconstruction task of 904 drinking water and sanitation projects damaged by the Gorkha earthquake has been completed, according to the National Reconstruction Authority. A total of 3,212 drinking water and sanitation projects at 17 districts were damaged by the April 25, 2015 earthquake. NRA Spokesperson Yamlal Bhusal informed that reconstruction works of 965 projects are underway.
Three hydropower projects, which are in their final stages to generate power, would face problem in lack of attention of the Nepal Electricity Authority in the construction of Kabeli Corridor Transmission Line. Construction task of the three projects, which would produce a total of 57 MW power, would be completed by April 2018.
The overdue big development projects in the district are still awaiting execution. The right time for the implementation of development projects, and hearing the problems of the people is often only during elections in the country, a bad trend going on for long.
29th October 2017, The Election Commission has asked the government to cancel all projects under the Constituency Infrastructure Special Programme (CISP) and Constituency Development Programme (CDP), proclaiming that retired lawmakers cannot carry on the programme meant for incumbent lawmakers.