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Kathmandu View Tower construction delayed due to lack of materials

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KATHMANDU — The construction of Kathmandu View Tower at the Purano (old) Bus Park is not making any progress because of lack of materials.

The delay in the tower’s construction has been attributed to the fact that all the construction materials have to be imported from India, said Manoj Bhetwal, Chief of Jaleshwor Swachchhanda Bkoi Builders Pvt Ltd, which is responsible for constructing the tower under the public-private partnership model.

He said all construction materials apart from cement, stones, gravel and sand have to be brought from India.

Currently, the construction site at the Bus Park has been shielded by corrugated zinc sheets. The construction process will speed up once the materials arrive from India, Bhetwal said.

The Bus Park was relocated to the nearby Khullamunch in mid-April to lend space for the construction.

In the view of the revised building codes following the massive earthquake of last year, preparations are being made to build the tower quake-resistant with the number of storeys limited to 12.

The construction company, as a part of an agreement with the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), will operate the building for 30 years after the construction is completed. The tower construction is said to be completed within five years of the commencement.

It has been estimated that a total of Rs 3.50 billion will be spent in the construction, KMC Spokesperson Gyanendra Karki said.

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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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