Nepal Development Update, May 2017 : Srong Rebound, Mounting Risks

By: Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Economic Updates and Modeling | World Bank E-Library ArchivePublisher: Washington, D.C : The World Bank, 2017Description: 1 Online-RessourceDOI: DOI: 10.1596/26670Online resources: Summary: Economic activity is rebounding strongly in Nepal following two challenging years. On the back of one of the best monsoons in recent years, rice production is estimated to have reached a record high at 5.2 million tons, up from 4.2 million tons a year ago, boosting agricultural output. Postearthquake reconstruction activities are picking up after a slow start. All eligible houses about half a million have received the first of three tranches of the housing grant. The second tranche of the housing grant has started, and is expected to pick up by the end of FY2017. More than 100 megawatts (MW) of hydropower capacity, which was delayed by the earthquakes and trade disruptions, have come on stream. There has been a revival of transport and full normalization of wholesale and retail trade. Tourism is also recovering as arrivals reached precrisis levels during the September-December 2016 tourist seasonPPN: PPN: 172488705XPackage identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-1-WBA
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