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Know import regulations before importing used construction equipments

Despite the fact that construction equipment is an important component of construction work, it cannot be bought every time a new construction takes place due to the cost factor involved in it. It is therefore understandable that used construction equipment is brought in use while construction process takes place. For country like Nepal where construction work is widely, taking place construction equipments is a necessity. Buying new construction equipments is costly. Therefore, it would be better to buy used construction equipment. If you want to import any used construction equipment from Japan you need to know some rules. This helps in saving your time and money. Furthermore, TQM Nepal helps you in finding the appropriate used construction equipment that you have been looking for.

Used Sumitomo Special Version

Used Sumitomo Special Version

Import Regulations for Nepal
Only Construction Company and project can import used construction machineries from Japan to Nepal. But if it for business purpose new machineries and equipments can be import too. Custom Duty varies for used and new construction machineries. For new machineries, custom duty is 2 percent and for used it is 5-6 percent. Trading company need to pay additional 13 percent VAT to import the machineries. This VAT is not applicable for Construction Company and project. For importing the used machineries in Nepal the TQM provides the service of shipping. Seller will quote price up to Kolkata port, India (C&F Kolkata). Importer should handle transportation from Kolkata to Birgung and clear custom. Moreover, for the payment T/T or L/C is compulsory. T/T can use maximum 50,000 $. L/C or T/T should be done before the ship leave from Japan. Before ship leave from Japan, importers should take permission if they import the machineries without VAT or not. VAT free is only available for Construction Company and project. If you are confuse you can get help from TQM. We assure you best quality used construction machinery at good price because we work for goodwill and long term relations.

How to import?
Due to unavailability of used construction equipments in http://www.tqmnepal.com stock list. You can contact TQM Nepal office with the details of the used construction equipment that you have been looking for.
TQM staffs will do the necessary formalities and export your favorite Japanese used construction machinery to your destination port.

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Tips on buying used cars in Nepal


Below are few tips on how to get the best-used car that meet your budget.

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used sunny sedan

What you want in a car?
First you must be sure what kinds of cars do you want. Do you just plan to use it for only a few years and sell it off soon?. Figuring out the real reason for buying a car will make your purchase a better one.
Secret to the best deal
When you look for used car it is best to buy one which has hardly been run. If you want to get almost new car at a reasonable price, you need to look for car which is 1-2 years old, which look and feel quite new. However, if those are beyond your budget, you will have to settle for something older.
Visit http://www.tqmnepal.com
It we are looking for a website selling used cars visit http://www.tqmnepal.com . It is a marketplace for buying, selling and renting cars, jeeps, trucks, buses, machineries and equipment in Nepal. Car related information like technical specifications of the car model , options and features of the car, prices gives you idea on which model is a better deal for you.
How does a car look like?
Even if you’re buying a used car, you’d still want it to look nice, wouldn’t you? A general rule of thumb is that if the previous owner has taken care to maintain the looks of the car, he has probably been a careful driver and taken good care of the mechanical parts of the car as well.
Price vary due to different factors
The price of a used car in Nepal will depend on many factors like the general condition of car like the mileage on the car, age of the car, condition of the ever been in an accident . It would be better to take a car for a test before finalizing it. You must take it on a test drive to ensure you’ve really gotten a good deal.
Should you buy a car that has been in an accident?
Even though a car has been in an accident, it does not mean that it is a poor purchase. But there are dozens of used cars for sale in Kathmandu. If you search well enough or are willing to wait, you should be able to come across one eventually. Another good reason to check the used cars is to
Check resale value
If you do not plan to use the car for too long, look for a car which has a high resale value. The Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Sunny, Maruti Alto and Hyundai Santro at TQM Nepal stock can be sold off easily, and you will probably not lose too much money when you are reselling it.


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My spiritual journey

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Spiritual journey is journey within. It is an intentional lifestyle of growing deeper in knowledge and wisdom. It is the journey within which helps us in knowing ourselves inside. It teaches us to become aware and which helps us in paying attention to whatever we do. It not only is essential for us to be consciously aware but also take great care to deepen our understanding level.We human being suffer from loneliness, angry, greed, jealousy, hatred, misery all of these emotions and feelings stem precisely from the fact that we are strangers to our own self. By self they are not referring to our body or our mind, but to the spiritual energy within us that gives consciousness to our entire body, the power that enables our eyes to see and our ears to hear etc. All feelings of suffering, discomfort etc. arise because we are solely absorbed in bodily consciousness, ignoring our spiritual nature.

My spiritual journey began  eight years before when I acknowledged the fact that I had no idea of who I was, where I come from, why I was here and where I was going. In time I came to understand that I was not the body but the soul, and that it is being aware of the soul that all that it signifies that constitute the true spiritual journey definition. When I talk with my friend about by spiritual journey, they told me that is my age that makes me realize about spirituality. What a misconception? . I do not believe aging has anything to do with spiritual journey. Because when people grow old, they become more and more bitter rand angry, even at the last moment of their death. Until and unless we made effort consciously to improve ones spiritually, it will not automatically happen. Spiritual journey gives you inner peace. It enhances the positive energy level in your body. It helps us to lead a balance life. It helps us in leaving a meaningful life. It keeps us conscious and aware most of the time. Positive attitude, greater ability to see things in a different light, It is an intentional lifestyle of growing deeper in Knowledge and wisdom.

There are many beautiful places in Nepal which craves the path for my spiritual journey. Specially sacred places and natural beauty places has proved to be my source, helps me in knowing myself more closely. It has become my sacred path to usher me into the divine. Most of the time when I separate myself from the everyday concerns of my world and spend time in such places gives me special power and special meaning. This places becomes an act of transformation that has change by life in many positive ways.

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Today I am going to share some photographs of my spiritual journey. It is no other than Bouddhanath Stupa. It is also one of the largest and most significant Buddhist monuments in the world.. Buddha means wisdom and Nath stands for Lord. Boudhanath, thus means the Lord of wisdom. That is Buddha himself. The stupa is located in the town of Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of KathmanduIt is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the Buddhist. I feel blessed to be there on 25th of May, 2013 the birth date of Gautam Buddha.


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Poor Public transportation of Nepal

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If you possess a vehicle in Nepal people see it as one of the standard measure of success. People who don’t have any means of transport aspire for bicycles and motorbikes while those with motorbikes dream of owning cars. Besides this, vehicle has become the social prestige too. One question may arise that how relevant is it to give emphasis to private vehicles when entire country still lacks a proper public transport system. Article on Public transport of Nepal If we look at capital and its major cities, we can see large number of private vehicles and day by day, it is increasing too. Amidst this, public transport system have pitiful plight. Public transports are the easiest means of transport for the common people. Due to low cost it is affordable and relevant for common people. In Nepal government has operated a Sajha Yatayat and Trolley bus was established through Chinese assistance. Though it got tremendous response from the people, it can’t operate longer. After shut down of this transport, a couple of attempts has been made to resume this service. However, Sajha Yatayat resumed its service on April 14, 2013. As it has introduced certain norms and has set some rules, the people are optimistic that it will help solve problems related to public transport, which includes doing away with the monopoly of a few public transport entrepreneurs. The Sajha has introduced the system of queuing, transfer ticket, stopping only at specific stops and so on.
Nepal transporters have also been raising the fares periodically and for this not only the price of petroleum products are to be blamed. The syndicate system that is in force does not permit for the charging of fair fares that should be determined scientifically. This has also made the transport sector inefficient. Supreme Court of Nepal has imposed the ban to any form of syndicate in the transport sector in practice this has not been implemented. There is a syndicate in this sector, which allows the transporters a monopoly as regards freight costs and public vehicle fares. The transporters are taking this as a grant and the law is doing nothing about it, but merely allowing this unethical practice that has been outlawed. This is injustice to the people and the traders. Equally worrisome is that such a syndicate run transport system leaves transport fares highly volatile. In such condition, people are forced to think that they are living in a country where no government prevails.
Public transport is mainly for the low standard and mid standard people who rely on it for their daily means of transport. Likewise, students depend on public transport too. If manage it properly and run regularly, it is one of the easiest and cheapest means of transport. Nowadays public transport is more of a business from which the owners can make hefty profit more than a public service run at nominal cost. Nepal Government has done little to make transport fare affordable to all sections of society. Similarly, government is not taking public transport issues seriously for the elderly, disabled and the young. The need for a government-run and regulated transportation system is evident. Perhaps that would also go some way towards assuring female passengers, who are routinely harassed in public vehicles, that the government takes their safety seriously. Relying on taxis is a luxury that only a select few can afford, and even then, the safety of passengers is not guaranteed. It is high time the government created an alternative solution that could guarantee quality transport to people at a low cost. Good governance, strict rules and regulations is must to give continuity for the public transport of Nepal. Likewise, private sectors and stakeholders must awake and contribute themselves to make public transport system cheapest and safest mode of transport.


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Challenges and Prospects of Nepalese Construction Industry

Nepalese Construction Industry contributed around 10 to 11 percentages to GDP and it uses around 35 percent of government budget. It is estimated that this sector is creating employment opportunities to about one million people so it generate employment next to agricultural sector in the country. Similarly about 60 percentages of the nation’s development budget is spent through the use of contractors. (Federation of Contractors Association of Nepal). From this, it is clearly seen that construction is a major sector and any productivity enhancement activity in this sector will have a positive impact in the overall improvement of the national economy.

In the last two decade, there has been considerable progress in the construction industry. During the period, the Nepalese contractors have been able to develop their management skill, improve working capacity, financial and technical capabilities, and acquire suitable construction equipments. As a result local contractors have been able to compete and participate in mega construction project. There are many companies and brands emerging in Nepali market. Brands like Komatsu, Case, Caterpillar and Tata construction deal with equipment like excavators, loaders, rollers, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, etc. Likewise, Doosan, Hyundai, Kawasaki, Mahindra and Ashoka also have introduced various construction equipments. The major chunk client for equipment are contractors, while real estate developers, hydropower and mining projects, government departments like the department for road, department of irrigation, brick industrialist etc .

Used Komatsu Dump Truck Dump

Used Komatsu Dump Truck Dump


However, with development work being downsized the business of construction has also dropped down nowadays. The major cause for decrease in business is the budget not being introduced on time this fiscal year. The demand for especially used for big development projects have dipped significantly due to lack of budget. Likewise , challenges face by Nepalese Construction industry are lack of standard pre-qualification criteria under the new Procurement Act, absence of a balanced and standard bidding document, unclear government Rules and Regulations, lack of construction equipment and workshop, Approval of the Lowest Bid, Taxation System, Delay in Payment, Price Change, Brain Drain, Unavailability of Construction Materials etc.

Nepal has entered into the era of building new Nepal. Development activities are increasing day by day which his creating equal opportunity of employment as well. There is relationship between development of construction industry and economic development of a country. Being a developing country, Nepal offers promising employment opportunities for the contractors in Roads and Airports, Irrigation and Hydropower, Real State and Housing and Public Private Partnership in infrastructure development. More importantly, if there is a stable government and it introduces development plans and policies, not only this sector but the whole nation will stand to benefit. Government should also focus on attracting foreign direct investment in the sector. On the other hand, the Nepalese construction industry, which is still regarded as in infant stage, can play a vital role to uplift the economic and socio status of local people by developing such infrastructures.