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Nepali bureaucrats regularly asked for ‘their cut’ from Melamchi contractor, Italian officials say

Rampant corruption, regular demands for commission by government officials, and labyrinthine bureaucratic hassles forced the Italian contractor to abandon the Melamchi Water Supply Project, throwing the national pride project that is close to completion into uncertainty once again, a Post investigation has revealed. Nepali bureaucrats regularly asked for ‘their cut’ from Melamchi contractor, Italian officials say
Construction at the main intake of Ambathan Adit of the Melamchi Water Supply Project has been stalled since mid-December last year following financial disputes between the main contractor CMC and the government.  Kiran Panday /TKP
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Chandan Kumar Mandal
Published at : March 21, 2019
Updated at : September 8, 2019 15:45
Kathmandu

Chandan Kumar Mandal

Chandan Kumar Mandal is the environment and migration reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering labour migration and governance, as well as climate change, natural disasters, and wildlife.


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