Nepal’s growth will hover around 5 pc this year, says World Bank


Kathmandu, October 4

Nepal’s GDP is likely to grow by five percent this fiscal year, the World Bank’s latest projection shows.

The growth rate, which hovered below 1 percent last fiscal, is expected to rebound to 5.0 percent in 2017, the bank’s half-yearly report on South Asia’s economy says.

Nepal has had a difficult year due to the earthquake, border disruptions with India, and reduced remittances. Its economic activity is recovering with growth expected to rebound to 5.0 percent in 2017, after a weak year 2016 at only 0.6 percent growth, the bank stated.

Agriculture and construction are expected to improve on the account of a good monsoon, while increased disbursements of housing reconstruction grants will help as well, the report adds.


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