RThe lack of proper infrastructure has long hindered Nepal’s development. The government has therefore made infrastructure development a top priority in recent years. To achieve economic growth and raise the living standard of Nepali citizens, the government has been investing in sustainable infrastructures such as transport, clean energy, irrigation systems, hospitals, schools, drinking water, and sanitation systems. The Fifteenth Plan outlines Nepal’s goal of achieving the status of a middle-income country by 2030 AD.
‘Talking Infrastructure’ is a discussion series initiated jointly by the Society of Economic Journalists-Nepal (SEJON) and Policy Entrepreneurs Incorporated (PEI) and aimed at increasing public awareness of key challenges in Nepal’s infrastructure development. The third part of the discussion series included representatives from the bureaucracy, non-governmental organizations and the media.