ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, August 18Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (August 18, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (August 18, 2019).
Bhairahawa is getting a multi-billion-rupee airport. But will tourists spend time in the city?
The opening of the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa, slated for March next year at the latest, is expected to provide a much-needed leg-up to Visit Nepal 2020. But the private sector in this southern city is not sure how much the city can benefit from the new airport and the government’s tourism push.
Almost all Kathmandu Valley road expansion contracts likely to face termination in less than a year
Almost all road expansion projects in Kathmandu Valley may hit a roadblock if contractors whose deadlines are already over fail to complete works within June 4 next year.
The eighth amendment to the Public Procurement Regulation has introduced a new provision, saying that contractors whose deadline is already over must complete work by June 4 or face contract termination.
After failing to buy vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets, Health Ministry seeks UN help
The Ministry of Health and Population has requested UNICEF for vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets for its national “Vitamin A Campaign”, which will be launched in October.
This is the third time the ministry has requested the UN body for vitamin A supplements and deworming tablets after failing to procure them on time.
Energy royalty soars 94 percent as hydel schemes age
In the fiscal year 2018-19, the Department of Electricity Development received Rs 1.49 billion in energy royalties paid by both state-owned and independent power projects in commercial operation.
Ten years ago, the amount collected in energy royalties which will translate to budgetary funds divided among all three tiers of government, was around Rs 768.84 million. The amount was collected from 27 hydel plants churning out slightly higher than 626 MW of electricity.
New forest bill addresses community forest user groups’ concerns: House panel
The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources has said that most of the concerns raised by community forest user groups and their promoters have been addressed in the new Forest Bill, which had drawn criticism for trying to curtail the rights of the community managed forests.