Despite the claims of the government, the second wave of COVID-19 cases has thrown Nepal’s health system into disarray. With the lack of special care wards like Intensive Care Units (ICU) and ventilators, patients of COVID-19 are dying. Although the authorities had about eight months to brace for the second wave, the politically unstable government spent most of its time managing the internal political wrangling ignoring the looming health challenges. Nepal’s health system is now crippling in the absence of sufficient beds, medicines and plans for mass vaccination for the people. For all political mismanagement and crisis of leadership, the people have suffered greatly.
By A Correspondent May 17, 2021
Completing a mega-project like 456MW Upper Tamakoshi is technically a challenging and complicated feat. High risk and need to consider safety factors are involved in every step. With that side by side, Upper Tamakoshi is moving closer to completion. As Nepal starts it journey to new year 2078 BS, 456MW Upper Tamakoshi, another mega-project after Melamchi, is preparing its testing and commissioning of tunnels and other infrastructure. For non-technical persons, the lengthy process followed by the project looks like time consuming. Following successfully testing of head-works, including dam site and de-silting, the team of Upper Tamakoshi under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Bigyan Prasad Shrestha is now planning to start the final testing from April 24.
By A Correspondent Apr 20, 2021