What is the sectorial opportunity in manufacturing?

Nepal’s manufacturing sector is rich in potential, both for large-scale projects and innovative small-scale projects. The government is enhancing manufacturing base prioritizing industrial sector through promotion of domestic and foreign investment. Industrial Districts and Special Economic Zones have been created to ensure a competitive and investment friendly environment and to simplify administrative procedures. Some main areas of investment are: FMCGs, garments, cement, pharmaceuticals, and metal and metal products. Nepal has potential to tap regional market with high population concentration in major cities.

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What is the sectorial opportunity in mining & minerals?

Altogether 63 mineral commodities are available in Nepal which includes 21 commodities of the metallic mineral group (Antimony, Arsenic, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Iron, Silver, Tin, Titanium, Zinc, etc.) 23 commodities of chemical, fertilizer, insulator, ceramic, refractory and abrasive mineral group (Calcite, Clay minerals, Corundum, Dolomite, Graphite, Magnesite, Silica Sand, etc.) 6 commodities of the gem mineral group (Aquamarine, Beryl, Kyanite, Quartz, Ruby and Sapphire, Tourmaline) 10 commodities of construction materials group (Granite, Gpysum, Limestone, Marble, Slate, etc.) and 4 commodities of fuel mineral (Coal, Natural Methane Gas, Petroleum and Natural…

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What is the sectorial opportunity in tourism?

Nepal offers a unique comparative advantage for profitable investment in diverse areas of tourism, namely, adventure, cultural, religious, and MICE (meetings, international conferences and events). Nepal has seen consistent growth rates in the incoming tourists due to booming outbound market of emerging and neighboring economies. There lies tremendous potential to cater high end tourists and promote organized mass tourism. In addition, Nepal is celebrating VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020 to attract 2 million tourist by the year and promote large scale tourism activities in future as well. Private sector has huge…

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What is the sectorial opportunity in transportation?

Nepal has embarked on a plan to construct a 945-kilometers long East-West Electrified Railway with rail links with India. There has also been talk about the development of Kathmandu–Kerung, Birgunj–Kathmandu, and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini railway routes for interstate transportation, and metro and monorails in Kathmandu Valley for intra city transport. Further, Nepal also has plans to develop water transport on the Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali rivers.  With the success of ropeways such as Manakamana, Chandragiri and Kalinchowk Cable Cars, feasibility studies of ropeways in other areas such as Muktinath and Swargadwari are…

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What are the cash incentives FDI projects get?

According to section 44 of PPPI Act, 2019, in case any developer completes the construction of the development project before the time specified in the agreement or completes the project in less costs than the estimated costs of the project or the quality of the project is higher or Government of Nepal may get more benefits with the use of modern technology, the Board may provide more financial or non-financial incentives to such developer.

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What is the status of domestic transport connectivity in Nepal?

Transport infrastructure has formed the backbone of Nepal’s development strategy. The National Planning Commission has identified 21 “national pride projects” of which 10 are directly related to transport infrastructure, three aviation-related, one railway-related, one fast-track related and the remaining ones are about building highways. Nepal’s transport infrastructure had mainly focused on roads and aviation until very recently. At the regional level, the Asian Highway routes link Nepal with China and India via two highways:   1027 kilometers long AH2 (Kakarvitta – Mahendranagar) and 297 kilometers long AH42 (Raxaul – Narayanghat –…

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Which agencies are responsible for building industrial infrastructures in Nepal?

The agencies responsible for infrastructure development depends on nature of infrastructure. Few agencies responsible for industrial infrastructure are: Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA) Industrial District Management Limited (IDML) Department of Industry (DoI) Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS) Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC)

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What is the scope of energy generation in Nepal?

Nepal has prioritized hydropower sector given its richness in water resources and due to promising Global Horizontal Irradiation (kWh/m2/day), prospect lies for solar energy generation too. In addition to these, wind energy and biomass are other two sector which can be tapped for energy generation.

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What are the potential models for project development?

As per sub-section 2 of section 17 of PPPI Act, 2019, any project relating to infrastructure may be carried out through the PPP with the following methods; Build and Transfer (BT) Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) Build, Transfer and Operation (BTO) Lease, Operation and Transfer (LOT) Lease, Build, Operate and Transfer (LBOT) Development, Operation and Transfer (DOT) Management, Operation and Transfer (MOT) Rehabilitation, Operation and Transfer (ROT) Similar other method

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