Stories Tagged 'Contractors'
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.
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The Department of Roads is planning to confiscate an advance payment guarantee of contractors, including that of politically connected contractors, for poor performance on a number of road projects.
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Nepaleaks

Guffadi, Nov 17 2018

We are done with Tihar and yet, evil continues to rule over good in this land of ours. The only folks who have all the fun during the festive season are our hardworking civil servants, honest contractors and humble politicians.
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The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is redoing the public procurement process to appoint contractors to install underground power cables in Kathmandu after previous bidders quoted a much higher price than the estimate.
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Contractors winning deals for bids as low as a half of the estimated project cost has emerged as a key reason behind the slow progress of work at the sites of three bridges and a wall along the Mid-Hill Highway in Sindhuli district.
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Contractors undertaking large infrastructure projects who fail to perform as per the target for two quadrimesters could lose their contract once the proposed new law meant to govern a large infrastructure project comes into effect—a significant move by the government to discipline contractors.
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