KATHMANDU, Experts have said that the traditional understanding of a successful project is changing with time. Traditionally, a successful project means that the project is completed in the specified time, completed at the specified cost, and having the specified work was understood as a successful project. “But, now there has been a change in it,” said Dr. who has worked in infrastructure projects in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Qatar and is currently working as a senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. Raj Kapoor Shah said.
In the weekly program organized by Nepal Engineers Association, Dr. Shah said that in recent times, it has started to be understood that the project was successful based on issues such as how much the return of the project will be, whether the project fulfills the needs of the consumers, whether the parties who build the project are satisfied, whether new technology has been used or not. He emphasized that the traditional and modern understanding of the success of the project is different.
In recent times, the first question that arises when constructing a project is the financial benefit. After that, it seems that the project was built for the sake of the country’s reputation. However, he says that the weakest aspect of the Nepalese project is the lack of documentation. “However, this is the most valuable asset in any project,” he said.
He said that while constructing a project, one should be aware not only of its financial side but also of the challenges that come with the construction of the project. Similarly, he informed that some projects will give benefits financially and some projects will give benefits in other ways, not financially.
It is a practice in Nepal to proceed with projects for political interests. However, Dr. Shah says. “If it is clear what to do and what not to do before starting the project, there won’t be many problems,” he said. Likewise, he suggested that Nepali engineers pay equal attention to project risk management.