Climate change may be a major contributor to water problems in South Asia, with rapidly changing heat, rainfall, and flooding creating havoc. A second major problem is the lack of effective regional cooperation between Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal.
Nepal Tender and Business News
NF Energy Saving Corporation, a China-based provider of energy conservation solutions, signed a $600,000 sales contract to supply valves to three companies in China, Vietnam and Nepal.
The largest number of indigenous peoples on earth live in Asia -- 260 million. That is more than 70% of the estimated 370 million of these groups. Yet in spite of their numbers they are often discriminated against and denied their human rights.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.
After two years, the devastation of Nepal's capital -- Kathmandu -- by the earthquake that hit April 25, 2015 continues to claim new victims. This time the cause is red tape in the government itself, blocking access to critical funds to rebuild and revive the economy.
A major symposium was held in Kathmandu on February 3rd to discuss how to deal with the growing scourge of financial crimes in the new digital economy. The Nepal Banking Community along with FICO, a Silicon Valley based global financial decision making services firm, took a major role in the event.
When Nepal was hit in April 2015 by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the country's main airport became the primary conduit for the massive humanitarian aid response, coming in the form of supplies and rescue and relief teams. After so much heavy usage, only a week later runways were so badly damaged large aircraft could no longer land. A new DHL-sponsored training program is helping Nepal plan for the future.
Tasura Begum straightens up from picking a bushel of green chilis and looks at the mighty Padma River flowing by, wondering whose life it ruined today.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Uniquely in the world, Bhutan has a ‘gross national happiness’ philosophy which it uses to guide government policy in a number of areas. That happiness philosophy, however, is creating some friction in the new BBIN infrastructure agreement connecting Bhutan with its “BBIN” neighbors.
The problem of children around the world being exposed to lead -- and the many medical consequences of that -- is still significant even in the 21st century. A study just published by New York University shows the annual economic cost of lead exposure at $977 billion worldwide, with ~$700 billion of that happening just within Asia.
According to a just released market study, the global total value of all airport construction projects is estimated at U.S. $637.8 billion. The biggest single chunk of that is in the Asia-Pacific region, with $224.1 billion or 35.1% of the total.
CMMB -Healthier Lives Worldwide– a leading international nonprofit health non-governmental organisation (NGO) – has pledged 500 million dollars to help implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– with a specific focus on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
Early evening, there is a play of light and shadow over Kathmandu’s famous Durbar Square. The rising monuments, damaged by the April 2015 earthquake, appear as dark silhouettes while large flash lights streak through in between them.
Persistence Market Research (PMR) has recently announced the publication of a market study on the global seasonings and spices market. On a global basis, Europe and Asia-Pacific dominate this market.
Elephant trekking has always been a major tourist attraction in many Asian and African countries, but this will soon come to a halt as more and more travel companies are excluding it from their vacation packages.
A 6,830-ton North Korean cargo ship was seized by Philippine government officials as it docked into Subic Bay on March 3. The vessel, its cargo and its crew will be held indefinitely as part of new tougher United Nations sanctions recently approved against the North Korean government.
A new study by ABI Research suggests that despite a floating myth speculating that it will only be a matter of time before personal computers meet their demise, the market is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.
A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry, genetic erosion continues.