Nepal

Nepalese govt gearing up for green governance

Date of Release: 
Sep 14 2013

Efforts are underway to introduce environment friendly governance at the grassroots within the current fiscal.

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development is working towards this end. “We have prepared a draft of an integrated guideline in a bid to deliver environment friendly local governance‚” said Shanta Bahadur Shrestha‚ secretary at the ministry.

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Nepalese govt under pressure to spare hazardous waste producers

Date of Release: 
Aug 5 2013

Government authorities have failed to intensify monitoring of waste management in hospitals, nursing homes, industries and hotels owing to the pressure from these groups.

The Prime Minister’s Office, Solid Waste Management Technical Support Centre (SWMTSC), the Ministry of Urban Development, local bodies and other concerned authorities started monitoring wastes in the sensitive sectors about four months ago after they were found mixing hazardous and general waste against the law.

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A Guide to Streamlining of Environmental Impact Assessment Approval Process

Published Date: 
01/2006

For more than three decades, various initiatives have been taken to integrate environmental aspects in the development policy, plan and programme for sound and sustainable use of natural resources. Among the various initiatives, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has become globally accepted planning and management tool available for moving into the realm of sustainability. The outcome of an EIA study provides valuable management action-oriented activities for sustainable management of resources.

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IEE: Vopur-Rupatola Road Section of Chainpur-Kanda Road Sub-project

Published Date: 
05/2007

The proposed 17.923 km long Vopur-Rupatola road section is the part of the Chainpur-Kanda Road (55km) in Bajhang district of Far-Western Development region. The road starts from Vopur bazar of Chainpur VDC (1.5 km east of Chainpur) and passes through Sunnikot VDC and ends at Rupatola in Dhamena VDC. The altitude of the road alignment ranges from 1350 meter at Vopur to 1700 meter at Rupatola. The road width is 5m while the total length of proposed road section for construction is 17.923 km up to Rupatola. The total project cost is NRs. 148,581,614.40 and per km cost is NRs.

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EIA: West Seti Hydroelectric Project

Published Date: 
08/2007

The 750-megawatt (MW) West Seti Hydroelectric Project in Nepal’s Far-Western Development Region (FWDR), proposed by West Seti Hydro Limited (WSH), is a storage scheme designed to generate and export large quantities of electrical energy to India. The Project will generate electrical energy throughout the year, storing excess wet season river flows in the reservoir, and using this water to generate energy during peak demand periods in the dry season.

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EIA Case Study: Kali Gandaki ‘A’ Hydroelectric Project in Environmental Perspectives

Published Date: 
01/2007

Hydropower is one of the cleanest, renewable and environmentally benign sources of energy. Nepal is blessed with immense source of water resources and huge hydropower potential. Kali Gandaki ‘A’ Hydroelectric Project is the largest hydropower project implemented so far in Nepal. The project is located in the Western Development Region of Nepal. The main component of the project is located at Syangja District in Gandaki Zone, and other components partially encompass other districts such as Gulmi, Palpa, Parbat, Kaski and Rupandehi.

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EIA Case Study: Environmental management of the Bagmati River Basin

Published Date: 
08/2006

The Bagmati River is the principal river of the Bagmati Basin (ca. 3640km2) in central Nepal. The river, fed by springs and monsoon rainfall, originates in the north of Kathmandu Valley (the capital of Nepal) and drains across the Mahabharat Range to the Gangetic plain. The Basin transacts three distinct latitudinal physiographic zones (Mountain, Siwalik and Terai) of the Nepal Himalayas. Hard rock geological formations at the Basin headwaters stand out as a resistant ridge complex compared to the weak and fragile rock formations at the middle stretches of the Basin.

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EIA Case Study: 402 MW Arun-III Hydroelectric project

Published Date: 
08/2006

Arun III Hydroelectric project was Nepal’s biggest project which was due for implementation in 1994 with the World Bank as the major financing agency. Besides meeting the domestic power needs, the project was expected to open the possibility of exporting electricity and thus provide a new dimension in the economic development of Nepal. The project, however, came under criticism by local, and some western, NGOs and individuals as being risky, costly and liable to bring about severe environmental and social impacts.

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EIA: Nepal

Country: 
Nepal
Year enacted: 
1997
Number of pages: 
4
Excerpt: 

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT, 2053 (1997 A.D.)
Act No. 24 of the year 2053 (1997)
AN ACT MADE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
Preamble : Whereas, it is expedient to make legal provisions in order to maintain clean and healthy environment by minimizing, as far as possible, adverse impacts likely to be caused from environmental degradation on human beings, wildlife, plants, nature and physical objects; and to protect environment with proper use and management of natural resources, taking into consideration that sustainable development could be achieved from the inseparable interrelationship between the economic development and environment protection;
Now, therefore, Parliament has made this Act in the twenty fifty year of the reign of His Majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev.

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Pilot Training of EIA Professionals in Nepal

Date: 
3 Nov 2011 - 4 Nov 2011

Location: Hotel Yak and Yeti Kathmandu, Nepal

In line with its continuing efforts to improve implementation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the hydropower sector, the Nepal Ministry of Environment (MOE) will be conducting a training for EIA professionals using a newly-developed training module and materials. The main objective of this course is to help improve the quality and effectiveness of EIAs by training and developing the capacity of professionals actively engaged in undertaking EIAs in development projects in Nepal.

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