Nepal Assessment Though the insurgency has ended in Nepal, political violence continued through However, not a single insurgency-related fatality was recorded inand this has been the case sincewith not a single insurgency-related fatality on record. At the peak of insurgency, Nepal had seen 4, fatalities in alone, including 3, Maoists, Security Force SF personnel and civilians. According to partial data compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal SATPsix persons, including five civilians and one Security Force SF trooper, were killed and another 16, including 13 civilians and three SF personnel, were injured in violent protests across the country in
Politically Nepal has strong links with China, while culturally its ties are close with India and these relationships work both ways. Despite being tiny in comparison, Nepal is an important trading partner for China and India and provides a vital transport connection across the continent for these much larger nations.
While Nepal is not strong economically, it is benefiting directly from its good relations with China and India in regard to infrastructure investment. And in spite of the changes of leadership in Nepal, these relations with China and India have been maintained. This is crucial as both of its giant neighbours have been providing economic assistance as well as technical expertise, input that is sorely needed.
In the southern lowland plains of the country, rivers descending from the mountains change course frequently, presenting another challenge. Weather conditions can require extreme caution on Nepal's roads 2: The Mungling Bridge is an important link for the Prithvi Highway 3: Widening work is underway on the Kathmandu Ringroad 4: Some remote river crossings in Nepal are very weather dependent 5: A study in revealed that the country had 10,km in all of surfaced roads and a further 7,km of unsurfaced roads.
Because Nepal is landlocked, it relies on its transport links with China and India for trade and the nearest port is in Kolkata Calcutta. But there is only one dependable road link between the Kathmandu Valley and India at present and the development of a new route will bring enormous economic benefits.
Water flow rates can be enormous due to run-off from mountain glaciers, becoming worse still during the monsoon season due to intense bursts of heavy rainfall. But these bridges suffer intense wear, both from the climate and from frequent vehicle overloading.
Seasonal rainfall can subject bridges to enormous stresses, with many structures being damaged due to scour. The programme also extended to bridges requiring minor maintenance work and a further 95 needing light maintenance.
The aim is to boost trade with neighbouring India and China and the programme will see four key trade routes being widened to six lanes, with three in either direction. These four routes are: Meanwhile work is being carried out on a Statistics from the Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management showed that 1,km of new roads were constructed in Nepal in the fiscal year alone.
The statistics revealed that of the 1,km of roads short of the 1,km targetkm were surfaced with asphalt and km were gravel roads, while there were also 47 new bridges built in the period.
Arguably the most significant project underway in Nepal at present is for the 58km highway connecting Kathmandu with Kulekhani and Hetauda and which includes the construction of three new road tunnel sections.
The Kathmandu - Kulekhani - Hetauda route is being carried out as a build-operate-transfer BOT project, the first tolled highway in Nepal being built under this model since the necessary legislation was drafted.
It will be operated under a year concession signed with the Nepal Government, with an option to extend the deal by a further five years.
The three, four-lane tunnels, measure 3,m, m and m in length and total 4. The longest stretch of tunnel is being built from Kulekhani to Bhimfedi, with the m tunnel being constructed at Bhainse and the m tunnel being driven at Chobar.
Once the new route is open in Decemberit is also expected to improve traffic safety as the existing routes feature a number of dangerous stretches. The highway will provide a much shorter route out of the Kathmandu Valley and its construction will provide better transport links between the west of the country to the south and east.
This key transport route is expected to make a significant boost to economic development along the corridor in particular, and in Nepal as a whole in general.
The existing km route from Hetauda-Narayanghat-Mugling-Kathmandu carries the heaviest traffic of any route in the country, providing an important trade route to India. One alternative route is the km Tribhuvan Highway, but this is not suited to high speed transport and the journey takes seven to eight hours.
While there are other shorter routes these are in poor condition and are not suited to high speed transport. The Nepalese Government is working on plans to build a series of highways that will improve north-south connectivity.
The new Karnali road will link Khulalu, Simikot and Hilsa and will be km long.
The first phase of the Kaligandaki highway will link Gaindakot, Mirmi, Balubang and Phalebas in Parbat and will be km long, while its second phase will link Kusma, Phalebas, Setibeni and Mirmi and will be 98km long.
The Koshi Corridor highway will pass through Basantapur in Terathum to Kimanthanka and will measure km long. Nepal has established a new framework to help boost the efficiency of its transportation plans and investments.
The road will be tolled, with the concaession running until But a major problem for Kathmandu in general is that the current road infrastructure in the city is not sufficient for the increasing numbers of vehicles.Status of women in Nepal Nepal, a Himalayan country situated in South Asia, is one of the poor countries of the world.
Major reason behind this is the political instability and undemocratic rule for long. Originally Answered: What are the biggest problems that Nepal faces?
Indian Intervention. Even Indian Intelligency Agency RAW went to the extent of killing King Birendra and his family.
There are also frequent power cuts. The British organisation, Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID) has sent a team of experts with tonnes of specialist equipment. Load shedding status We are currently not Load Shedding due to high demand or urgent maintenance being performed at certain power stations.
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The reality is power shortages, more strikes/bandas than public holidays (of which Nepal has many), food shortages, language/cultural differences and of course everyday life which is much the same everywhere in the world.
Today, our Motherhood Around the World series takes us to Nepal to visit Maggie Doyne. For the last 11 years, Maggie has lived in Surkhet, Nepal, where she runs BlinkNow, a nonprofit foundation with a children’s home, school, health clinic and women’s iridis-photo-restoration.com is also the mother and legal guardian to more than 50 children.