High Hopes to Hard Landings
High Hopes to Hard Landings

Once hailed as a gateway to the Himalayas, the China-financed Pokhara International Airport now faces unexpected challenges as it struggles to find regular international flights. The same is true for the ADB-financed Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.

Balancing Act

Roads are essential for development. But the haphazard construction of roads across Nepal is now a threat to its pristine landscapes and vital ecosystems.


Given the seasonality of the Himalayan Rivers, Nepal cannot achieve energy security without investing in a number of reservoir projects; Kulekhani, first commissioned in 1982, is currently the only such project.

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