Nepal rejects all 5 consultants’ proposals for national satellite, will restart process yet again

by Peter B. de Selding

CUNCY-LES-VARZY, France — The government of Nepal has rejected all five consultants' proposals for a Nepalese domestic telecommunications satellite system, throwing the project once again into limbo.

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) issued notices to the bidding consulting companies that “all proposals are substantially non-compliant,” and that the procurement process had been canceled.

NTA said it would start a fresh procurement effort at a later date.

Nepal has been trying to fund its own telecommunications satellite for at least five years . . .

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