“लगानी बोर्ड रणनीतिक योजना बनाउन केन्द्रित छ”

नेपाल सरकारले राष्ट्रिय योजना आयोगको सदस्यका रूपमा कार्यरत सुशील भट्टलाई लगानी बोर्डको प्रमुख कार्यकारी अधिकृतमा हालै नियुक्त गरेको छ । आयोगमा पूर्वाधार क्षेत्र हेर्ने सदस्यका रूपमा रहँदा उहाँले पन्ध्रौँ योजना तर्जुमामा यातायात पूर्वाधार तथा व्यवस्थापन सहरी विकास, राष्ट्रिय आयोजना बैङ्क र सार्वजनिक निजी साझेदारीको क्षेत्रमा विषयगत टोलीको नेतृत्व गर्नुभएको थियो । प्रस्तुत छ : मुलुकमा लगानी प्रवद्र्धन गर्ने उच्च निकाय लगानी बोर्डले कोभिड–१९ का कारण सिर्जना भएको प्रतिकूल परिस्थितिसँगै आएका चुनौतीबीच लगानी आकर्षित गर्ने विषयमा गोरखापत्रका पत्रकार गोपालचन्द्र सुवेदीले भट्टसँग गरेको कुराकानी सम्पादित अन्तर्वार्ता : लगानी बोर्डको प्रमुख कार्यकारी अधिकृतका रूपमा…

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MSMEs’s Role Highlighted

Webinar on “Enhancing Cooperation for MSMEs in Nepal” KATHMANDU: Experts have highlighted the significance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to minimize the impact of Covid-19. Speaking at a webinar entitled ‘Enhancing Cooperation for MSMEs in Nepal’ on 31 August, they said economic cooperation between Nepal and India is important to boost the MSMEs and improve economy in both the neighbors. The one-day webinar was organized by India-Nepal Centre of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in association with Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and Nepal SBI…

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IFC study assesses human and environmental impact of Nepal hydropower project

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released recommendations of its Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the Trishuli River Basin (TRB). The study was an integral part of the World Bank Group Board of Directors’ approval of the $650 million 216MW Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project (UT-1), located in the upstream of the Trishuli Basin. IFC is calling for developers of the Trishuli hydropower project to set up the Trishuli Hydropower Developers’ Forum (THDF) to minimise adverse impacts of hydropower development on TRB’s ecosystem and its people. The THDF will need to…

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PHDCCI’s Centre deliberated for cooperation in Hydroelectricity Sector between India/Nepal

PHDCCI’s India-Nepal Centre deliberated for cooperation in Hydroelectricity Sector between India and Nepal Under aegis of its India-Nepal Centre/SDC and in association with the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Nepal SBI Bank Ltd (NSBL) and NHPC Ltd, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has hosted a webinar on “Exploring Hydroelectricity Potential in Nepal”. Considering the recent political developments between two countries, the initiative was seen an important one by the key observers of India-Nepal bilateral relations. Sushil Bhatta, Member, National Planning Commission (NPC), Nepal as “Chief Guest” dwelt on…

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Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project successfully tests dam

Kathmandu, March 22 With an aim to meet the latest completion deadline of July 15, the 456-megawatt Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project (UTHP) has completed the necessary tests of its dam, headworks, descender and semi-reservoir today. A team of high-level governmental officials, including Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun, member of National Planning Commission Krishna Prasad Oli, managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority Kul Man Ghising and other officials witnessed the technical tests of the project. The project has constructed a 22-metre-high and 60-metre-wide dam. It had…

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Pandemic is a chance to rethink development

COVID-19 offers an opportunity to recalibrate Nepal’s economy towards self-reliance and preparedness Ivan G Somlai March 27, 2020 It was amazing to see the dramatic before-and-after satellite images of pollution reduction after coronavirus lockdowns in China, and how quickly the air could be cleaned up and improve health. But to sustain that, individuals, countries and economies must consciously reduce consumerism, realign our means of production, and rethink economic ‘growth’. For Nepal it is a chance to recalibrate the economy and steer it towards more self-reliance, and preparedness for future disasters of this nature.…

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The impact of COVID-19 on remittances

As the world economy grinds to a halt with country after country shutting down in all but the most essential activities, the focus has been on stimulus packages, equity, fixed-income markets, and moves targeting currency and commodity prices. There was less focus on lower-income countries. Some 80 countries have approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is ready to deploy its full quick-response toolbox consisting of debt relief for IMF loans, rapid-financing facilities and a trillion-dollar lending facility. Some of the G20’s $5 trillion coronavirus rescue package, which was announced…

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Let’s invest money for capital formation: Finance Minister Dr Khatiwada

KATHMANDU: The government has come up with strict measures to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on economy and other areas. Against this backdrop, Minister for Finance, who is also the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Dr Yubaraj Khaitwada has talked about the government measures to combat COVID-19, economic relief packages and other things that the government has pushed forward. “First of all the country is in a difficult situation. All the problems that we encounter are not created by ourselves. But, we have to face the problems created by…

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