Stories By 'PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA'
Two laws to govern national priority projects and to monitor mega development works are in the process of formulation.The Prime Minister’s Office is drafting the first law in line with the budgetary provision while work on the second law is going on after a three-year gap.
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A high-level committee formed to look into the tax row between the three tiers of government has concluded that the dispute arose mainly due to the upward revision of tax rates and service fees.
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The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has started investigating into the alleged irregularities during the purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation.
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A majority of large infrastructure projects, including many national pride projects, are not only moving at a slow pace but also hurting the state coffers, according to a new report released this week by the National Planning Commission.Although time and cost overruns are hardly new for government-funded projects, the commission said there was an alarming rise in expenses for some projects.
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The sight of municipal workers frantically filling in potholes and repairing roads in the Kathmandu Valley ahead of the recently-concluded Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation (BIMSTEC) Summit showed just how little attention the government pays to maintaining infrastructure on a day-to-day basis.
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Five people died in Rautahat’s Tikuliyaghat last month when a boat carrying 29 people across the Lalbakaiya river capsized after hitting a pillar of a bridge that has been under construction since 2014.
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