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Shakti Minerals in trouble for missing export quota
Factories housed in the SEZ are required to export at least 60 percent of their production, according to the Special Economic Zone Act.
Kafkaesque bureaucracy ruins industrial estate
Only 25 of the 69 plots at Nepal’s first special economic zone in Bhairahawa have been utilised as there are no takers for the rest.
Factories forced to shut down due to flooding
The problem has occurred because the roadside drains are narrow and they get clogged, insiders say.
Oxygen shortage costs 14 lives
Three Covid-19 patients died at Bhim Hospital and 11 at Corona Special Hospital in Rupandehi district on Wednesday.
Factories face shortages of raw materials as prohibitory order cuts supply lines
Entrepreneurs say they can handle a short period of immobility, but worry the lockdown may be prolonged.
Manufacturing encounters energy problems just as industries were recovering from pandemic blow
Factories in Bhairawaha have been again forced to slash production due to insufficient electricity supply.
Bhairahawa special economic zone lies forlorn and empty
The export-oriented enclave remains semi completed even though many ministers have come and gone.
Factories in Bhairahawa switch to hiring women as high male employee turnover bites productivity
With Nepali men going to work overseas, Indian workers take a big share of the labour market. As women workers are more sincere, there are signs that may change in the near future.
Strained infrastructure in Bhairahawa dents trade growth
More than 700 freight trucks enter Nepal daily through Bhairahawa, making it the country’s second busiest transit point.
Prices swell as economy bounces back
Industrialists cite higher cost of raw materials and freight charges for the upsurge in market prices.
Infrastructure development lagging behind trade growth in Bhairahawa
The column of trucks waiting to enter Nepal through the Sunauli border is usually 10 km long, traders say.
Bhairahawa Covid-19 hospital lacks infrastructure and human resource
The hospital had received three ventilators from provincial government but there are no staff to operate them.
Factories forced to slash output due to erratic government policy amid pandemic
Most of the plants that have been forced to cut output are those producing cement, iron and steel, brick, tile and construction materials.
Industries begin operations in Province 5 with local labour force
Local workforce is filling the vacuum created by foreign migrant workers who left for their home countries when the pandemic hit.
Stray dogs terrorise Bhairahawa locals
243 people treated at a local hospital for dog bites in the past one month.