Pokhara International Airport (PIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), Nepal's two brand-new international airports, still haven't started operating after a year. The government's desire to construct the Nijgadh International Airport while ignoring court’s order, economy and the environment is perplexing. The coalition government led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stated intentions to develop the airport despite a severe economic crisis in Nepal, where revenue has plummeted by 37%. In the aftermath of the current false Bhutanese refugee scandal, people are questioning the integrity of the highest government leaders, including the opposition party. Whose interests are served by the government's pronouncement that 2.4 million trees of natural forests and habitats of endangered Asiatic elephants will be sacrificed in order to build another white elephant?
By Keshab Poudel May 27, 2023
With the cooperation and backing of his colleagues in the Ministry, Bharat Raj Paudyal, the Foreign Secretary, has demonstrated how a small decision to observe the Foreign Service Day and remember the accomplishments of the older generation can have a major impact on society
By Keshab Poudel May 26, 2023
Promotion of Young Engagement at Local Governance Process (PROYEL) and Enhanced Skills for Sustainable and Rewarding Employment (ENSSURE) are two different projects that are being funded by the European Union and the Swiss Government, respectively. Helvetas-Nepal is the project's implementing partner of both. Additionally, both initiatives seek to inspire and include Nepal's youth. While PROYEL attempts to influence local governance through organized participation, ENSURE seeks to generate economic prospects through vocational training. Combining the two programs can benefit young people because of their complementary and overlapping nature
By Keshab Poudel May 15, 2023
Given that Nepal is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to the effects of climate change, particularly in the area of water security, recent initiatives offer some encouragement. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the government and non-state actors, youths, is leading a multi-stakeholder driven Transformative Futures for Water Security (TFWS) Initiative. .
By Keshab Poudel May 04, 2023
Promotion of Youth Engagement in Local Government Process (PROYEL), a project funded by the European Union (EU) and carried out by Helvetas Nepal in close collaboration with local NGOs and Local Governments, has resulted noticeable changes in tne Gurans Rural Municipality in the Dailekh area of the Karnali Province.
By Keshab Poudel Apr 04, 2023
Kul Man Ghising, managing director of the Nepal Electricity Authority, is on a mission to dismantle obstacles to the construction of transmission lines, distribution systems, and hydropower projects to achieve the government's objective of providing electricity to every family in Nepal by 2025. MD Ghising has faced several challenges in his quest to offer electricity to everyone.
By Keshab Poudel Mar 28, 2023
The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) is participating in the UN Water Conference with a position statement that is concise and clear thanks to the technical support of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Nepal.
By Keshab Poudel Mar 18, 2023
The completion of the Dhap Dam project, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by the Nepal government, revives the hope that the holy river Bagmati is reviving. The project is small but significant in terms of increasing the amount of water in the river. At a time when the distribution of drinking water from Melamchi has improved the valley's water supply in recent days, the completion of Dhap Dam will contribute to an increase in Bagmati water level during the dry season. However, complete restoration of the Bagmati River's natural, cultural, and spiritual components will be possible only after the construction of the Nagmati Dam. As a result, the time has come to begin construction.
By Keshab Poudel Mar 13, 2023
The European Union and Helvetas Nepal-funded PROYEL (Promotion of Youth Engagement in Local Government Process) reached out to the young women on its Youth Panel by sharing the experiences of three members of the Youth Sounding Board. PROYEL's focus was on the theme of International Women's Day 2023 (IWD). Since one of the objectives of the PROYEL is to inform, educate, engage and involve Nepali young in local government processes, expanding access to digital innovation is crucial to the project's success. Using digital technologies and tools can hasten empowerment and equality. The PROYEL initiative hopes to connect its youth panel with members of the Youth Sounding Board through the podcast and spread the IWD message of DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality
By Keshab Poudel Mar 08, 2023
Even though EU Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen was only in Nepal for a little period—roughly 13 hours—she covers all of the crucial areas supported by the EU. Her meeting with the young members of the Youth Sounding Board is important since the country has a young population with an increasing level of engagement at various levels of government. Since the European Union has been one of Nepal's major development partners, helping crucial sectors like health, education, the green economy, and combating climate change, EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen's visit has also elevated relations between Nepal and the EU to a new level
By Keshab Poudel Feb 27, 2023
As the two nations have broken down numerous barriers in their power trade, Nepal and India have signaled that their relations are entering a new chapter as close economic partners in the energy sector. The recently concluded secretary-level meeting in Kathmandu, led by the foreign secretaries of Nepal and India, Bharat Raj Paudyal and Vinay Mohan Kwatra, appears to be a turning point. Both nations, which have been embroiled in geopolitics for years and are connected by geography, culture, religion, and civilization, appear to have grasped the need to pursue their shared interests in dealing with the relations
By Keshab Poudel Feb 26, 2023
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Prabhu Ram Sharma initiated a program to recognize and appreciate previous chiefs of both armies, who served as honorary generals of each nation and allow them to share and exchange their personal and professional experiences by hosting the first Chief's Conclave of retired chiefs of the Nepalese and Indian Army.
By Keshab Poudel Feb 23, 2023
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