US company to conduct detailed study of Smart City project in Kavre

A view of hills in the backdrop of settlements scattered in Kavrepalanchok district in December 2021. Photo courtesy: Ashish Sagar Tamrakar

KATHMANDU: Nepal Infrastructure Bank Limited (NIFRA) has reached an agreement with a US-based company, JLL, to carry out a detailed study of the market for a Smart City project in Panchkhal Municipality of Kavrepalanchok district. The JLL has been given two months’ time for the work.

NIFRA has reached an agreement with the municipality to develop it as a smart city. A seven-point memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the municipality Mayor Mahesh Kharel on behalf of the municipality and NIFRA executive officer Ram Krishna Khatiwada from NIFRA.

The public-private partnership project covering around 4,500 ropanis of land is estimated to cost approximately Rs 2 billion.

After the study report by the JLL, NIFRA would forward the works. Even a discussion has been held with people’s representatives, political parties, and concerned stakeholders to take forward the project.

Mayor Kharel further informed that the municipality would assist in administrative works and land management for the project while NIFRA and its business partner would bear the cost of construction of infrastructures.



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