Blogs on Kathmandu
Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2019
In cities across Asia, air pollution levels are reaching alarming levels. There are workable solutions to cleaning up the air of the region’s urban areas but it will require resolve and innovation.
Published on Thursday, 19 July 2018
Effective project implementation demands real-time monitoring of construction progress and quality in the field.
Published on Friday, 03 June 2016
By October 2017, we in Kathmandu will literally feel the snow-fed Melamchi water at our own taps. What a relief that’s going to be.
Published on Monday, 25 April 2016
One year on, how is the country recovering from the colossal destruction of the 2015 earthquake?
Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015
The ADB-supported Skills Development Project in Nepal is conducting training courses for masons to learn how to build houses to make them more resilient to future natural hazards like the 2015 earthquake.
Published on Friday, 24 July 2015
Four months after the deadly earthquake in Nepal, the country is struggling to rebuild cultural and historical sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu to bring back badly needed tourism revenues.
Published on Friday, 03 July 2015
The total pledged amount exceeds the public sector recovery needs in the medium term, but a much higher sum will be required the long term to build back better with earthquake-resilient public infrastructure.
Published on Saturday, 30 May 2015
How is Nepal getting its education back on track after the deadly earthquake? The government has decided the best way forward is to deploy 15,000 transitional learning centers to re-start the education process immediately.
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015
Immediately after the devastating 25 April earthquake in Nepal, ADB made an initial assessment of how the catastrophe would affect the country’s economic growth. Here’s an update on the background, needs, and priorities following last week’s strong aftershock.
Published on Saturday, 02 May 2015
Seven days after the earthquake in Nepal, it’s a race against time to provide food, shelter, and water to those affected. An ADB staff member in Kathmandu describes how they are still coming to grips with the devastation, and they take it one day at a time.