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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Tasty Fish Lure Tourists in Droves to Nepalese Town, Boosting Hospitality Industry

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessEconomy

It’s the cold, fresh water, they say. That’s what the people of Chisapani credit for the delicious flavor of fish from the Karnali River that attracts as many as 1,200 domestic tourists a day.

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Chinese Clothing Imports All the Rage in Nepal, but Some Fret Over Economic Impact

Region: Nepal

Topics: Business

Chinese clothing is becoming increasingly popular among traders and consumers across Nepal. But, experts say, the imports might be adding to a massive trade deficit that’s harming Nepal’s economy.

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New Government Policies Lower Barrier to Entry for Women Entrepreneurs

Region: Nepal

Topics: Business

New subsidies and tax waivers for women entrepreneurs aim to level the playing field for women-owned businesses. Policymakers hope the waivers will boost the nation’s economy while women entrepreneurs see potential benefits closer to home.

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Nepalese Workers in Qatar Uncertain as Effects of Persian Gulf Travel Ban Unfold

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman RightsPolitics

Nepal relies heavily on remittances sent from workers abroad and nearly a fifth of Nepal’s expatriate workers live in Qatar. Ongoing diplomatic tension in the Persian Gulf has led to a travel ban between Qatar and four countries in the region, and Nepalese workers wait with uncertainty as the ban begins to affect travel costs and working conditions.

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Seeking Justice for Cybercrimes in Nepal Begins With a Trip to Kathmandu

Region: Nepal

Topics: Business

Cybercrimes, especially those that seek to humiliate or shame women, are on the rise in Nepal. Internet connectivity rates throughout the country are skyrocketing but people seeking justice for such crimes must travel to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, to file a complaint.

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Seeing Trafficking, Exploitation Risks, Nepal Considers Tightened Restrictions on Jobs for Women Abroad

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman RightsPolitics

After a recent incident in which a group of Nepali women were turned back at a Dubai transportation hub on trafficking concerns, Nepal’s government is considering further restrictions on women traveling to foreign countries for work. Offers of jobs as housemaids can seem irresistible, but job-seekers may end up exploited or abused, anti-trafficking activists warn.

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New Insurance Requirements for Nepalese Migrant Workers Bring Comfort and Concerns

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHealthHuman Rights

Nepal’s new insurance requirement for migrant workers guarantees a payout in the event of serious injury, illness or death abroad, but some advocates worry that the policy doesn’t have workers’ best interests at heart.

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