ROAD EXPANSION AND ECONOMIC IMPACT: A CASE STUDY OFTRIPURESHWOR-THANKOT ROAD STRETCHSANDHYA MAHARJANPROJECT WORKSUBMITTED TO THEKATHMANDU UNIVERSITYNATIONAL COLLEGE, DHUMBARAHI, KATHMANDU, NEPALIN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THEREQUIREMENTS FOR THEDEGREE OFBACHELOR IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE(BDFin)September 2019
ROAD EXPANSION AND ECONOMIC IMPACT: A CASE STUDY OFTRIPURESHWOR-THANKOT ROAD STRETCHSANDHYA MAHARJANSeptember 2019
DeclarationI, hereby, declare that the project work report entitledRoad Expansion andEconomic Impact: A Case Study of Tripreshwor-Thankot Road Stretchsubmitted to National College, affiliated to Kathmandu University, is my originalwork done for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelorin Development Studies/Finance under the supervision of Ms. Sandhya Maharjan.…………………..SignatureSandhya MaharjanDate: 8th September, 2019.i
CertificateThis is to certify that the project work entitled Road Expansion and EconomicImpact: A Case Study of Tripreshwor-Thankot Road Stretch submitted in thepartial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor in DevelopmentFinance (BDFin) under Kathmandu University is a record of original researchcarried out by Ms. Sandhya Maharjan and the work has not been submitted for anyother degree or diploma of this or any other University under my supervision.…………………..SignatureEr. Deepak ShresthaDesignation: SupervisorDate: ii
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AcknowledgementI express my deep gratitude to National College for providing this opportunity to carry outresearch on the topic of my interest. First, I would like to express my deepest sense ofgratitude to my supervisor, Er. Deepak Shrestha sir for his valuable and continuous supportand guidance throughout the research. He played the major role for the completion of mydissertation by providing suggestions and proper direction to conduct my researchsuccessfully.I am ineffably indebted to Mr. Indresh Sharma, Sr. Research and Coordinator; Binaya K.Mishra, Research Faculty; and Shiva Sundar Pokharel, BDFin Coordinator for facilitating me withthe guidance whenever there was confusion. I am also very grateful to 'Dana InternationalFukuoka Grant' for providing me grant to make this research successful.I express my deepest thanks to the governmental authorities for their cooperation ingathering information about the local people, land value and the project as a whole. I amthankful to the locals of Chandragiri-15 area for cooperating with me and providing me allthe necessary information. Survey was major part of my research as it worked as primarydata source to understand the effect faced the local households. This research would notvii
have been successful without the active participation of the locals in my survey despitetheir busy schedule.