Published on: Dec 20, 2018
Construction of road is not just for physical connectivity or destruction of local environment, but it is also for livelihood improvement, environmental safeguard and economic prosperity. This is what Asian Development Bank’s South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity East-West-Highway-Kosi Bridge-East-West Highway road project has shown in Sunsari, Udayapur and Saptari districts of eastern Nepal. Along with road construction, the project has also launched livelihood and environment safeguard programs with the participation and involvement of the local community and elected representatives. The road project has shown how a road can bring economic prosperity in the local level, particularly women, if it is constructed side by side with livelihood components
By Keshab Poudel | Dec 22, 2018
Three years after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, its people impatiently ask why the process of restoration is far from over and why many of Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites are still under reconstruction. Despite public disgruntlement, however, various organisations behind the renovation projects are maintaining that their progress is on track and estimate that all the reconstruction could be finished within, or under, a decade’s time. The latest figures from the Department of Archaeology state that 204 projects have been completed out of 753 monuments that were damaged throughout the entire country.
By Saima Pun | Dec 23, 2018