Shailesh Nepal joins PM World Correspondents Network in Kathmandu


21 December 2012 – PM World has announced that Shailesh Nepal has been appointed an International Correspondent for the organization in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Active in the project management profession in Nepal for the last five years and recognized internationally, Shailesh will report about professional developments in Nepal and wherever his travels take him.

shailesh-nepalShailesh Nepal is an active young Crew member of IPMA, President of Young Crew Nepal, Fellow member of American Academy of Project Management (AAPM), MPMTM & CIPMTM certified from AAPM, member of International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA), and a founder and Managing Director of the Institute of Project Management Nepal (IPMN) Pvt. Ltd.

He has served as Project Manager in several construction companies in Nepal. His recent project is in the capacity of Deputy Contract Manager on behalf of China Railway Engineering Corporation, China and Tundi Construction Nepal, JV for Runway and Taxiway Overlay Works of Nepal’s only International Airport.  He is currently also working as part of the UN Peace Keeping team from Nepal in Haiti.

Shailesh has been recognized internationally and awarded the IPMA International Young Project Manager of the Year Award for 2010. His innovative ground breaking techniques of project management have helped organizations to prosper and succeed on  challenging construction jobs in Nepal. In addition, he is dedicated to updating, enhancing and uplifting the PM profession through training and development as a Managing Director of IPMN Pvt. Ltd. in Nepal.

Shailesh obtained his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the Institute of Engineering, Central Campus, Pulchowk in 2001. Since then, he has been involved in the project management profession in various construction companies for roads, highways and airport rehabilitation projects. He believes in professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity and believes that success only comes with dedication and hard work. He can be contacted at [email protected].

According to Wikipedia, Kathmandu is the capital and the largest metropolitan city of Nepal. The city is situated in Kathmandu Valley that also contains two other cities – Patan and Bhaktapur. Nepali is the lingua franca of the valley and is the most widely spoken language. English is understood by most of the educated population of the city. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1400 m and is inhabited by about 700,000 people.

Kathmandu sits in the heart of the Himalaya mountains, and has a rich history. Considered one the most beautiful cities in the world, Kathmandu is home to most of the government’s offices, embassies, corporate houses, and palaces in the country.  Kathmandu also houses most of the country’s banks, business houses, offices, organizations and the stock market of Nepal.

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia and is bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometers and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country.

Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north contains eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. Although Hinduism is practiced by a majority, the nation also has a strong Buddhist tradition, as it is the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Nepal had been a monarchy throughout most of its history. Prithvi Narayan Shah, a Shah dynasty king, unified the many small kingdoms in 1768. Since then, the country had been ruled by a dynasty of kings. However, a decade-long civil war by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) along with several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties of Nepal in 2006, culminated in a peace accord and the ensuing elections for the constituent assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a federal democratic republic in 2008. The first President of Nepal, Dr Ram Baran Yadav was sworn in on 23 July, 2008

Agriculture accounts for about 40% of Nepal’s GDP, services comprise 41% and industry 22%.  The spectacular landscape and diverse, exotic cultures of Nepal represent considerable potential for tourism, but growth in this hospitality industry has been stifled by political events. The rate of underemployment approaches half of the working-age population. A long-standing economic agreement underpins a close relationship with India. The country receives foreign aid from India, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, China, Switzerland, and Scandinavian countries.

Nepal remains isolated from the world’s major land, air and sea transport routes although, within the country, aviation is in a better state, with 48 airports, ten with paved runways; flights are frequent and support a sizable traffic. The hilly and mountainous terrain in the northern two-thirds of the country makes the building of roads and other infrastructure difficult and expensive.  Information about Kathmandu and Nepal is from Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal.

According to PM World President and PMWJ Managing Editor David Pells, “We are happy to have Shailesh join our international correspondents team in Nepal.  He joins Suraj Dahal, contributing editor, who has been supporting us for months there.  Together they can help us fine tune our contents and value for those in emerging economies, which is very important to our mission.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.