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Plan to punish contractors dropped after pressure from higher-ups

When the government launched a crackdown on contractors with dismal performance about eight months ago, under-performing companies with a number of road projects were expected to fall in line. But strong political connections of a majority of non-performing contractors have become the bane of the Department of Roads, the government agency authorised to initiate action against the defaulters. Plan to punish contractors dropped after pressure from higher-ups
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Prithvi Man Shrestha
Published at : January 14, 2019
Updated at : January 14, 2019 19:42
Kathmandu

Prithvi Man Shrestha

Prithvi Man Shrestha is a political reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering the governance-related issues including corruption and irregularities in the government machinery. Before joining The Kathmandu Post in 2009, he worked at nepalnews.com and Rising Nepal primarily covering the issues of political and economic affairs for three years.


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