Stories By 'Ramesh Shrestha'
Raising the living standard of the people and being responsive to their needs is one of the cardinal objectives of the government, irrespective of the ideology of the party in power.
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Earlier this month, the Non-Formal Education Centre (NFEC) under the Ministry of Education (MoE) claimed that over 92 percent of our adult population—people between the ages of 15 to 60 years—can now read and write. After the announcement, almost all local media carried the news without raising any questions or doubt.
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Three foreign firms—one Chinese and two Indian—have expressed interest to construct the 76-km Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track project, the the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) said.
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Potential foreign investors, who have not been very keen about the proposed Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to begin with, will be even more reluctant now to put money in the project as a new study has downgraded expected traffic.
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Construction work on a 320-km section of the Postal Highway Project has been at a standstill for the last eight months after the Indian contactors abandoned it
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The government has finally decided to assign a route permit to the Bindhabasini Transport Entrepreneurs Committee of Pokhara which has brought Euro III standard buses to provide high quality service to travellers in Pokhara.
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