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Kamal Raj Pande

posted Sep 17, 2014, 8:08 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office
Kamal Raj Pande
School of Civil Engineering
Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering
Master of Engineering, 1983

Er. Kamal Raj Pande retired from the Government of Nepal as the Joint Secretary from the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MoPPW) in January 2012. He completed his Masters of Engineering in Geotechnical and Transportation from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, four years after joining the Government of Nepal in 1979. He is currently working as an Infrastructure Specialist in projects under The World Bank, UNCRD and ADB as well as a part time professor teaching Transport Economics at the Nepal Engineering College.  He has developed expertize in the field of public procurement, urban transport, institution and procurement policy. 

While at the MoPPW, some of the projects he was involved in were preparing the Three-year Interim Plan, monitoring and reporting donor funded projects, coordinating project restructuring of Kathmandu Valley Drinking Water (KUKL), coordinating study on “Sustainable Urban Transport”, preparing project and implementing Kathmandu Terai Fast Track, etc. With 34 years of government service, he has extensive knowledge about road maintenance and development including formulating policies, designing standards, norms, quality standards and MIS for roads and brides in Nepal. Before working at the MoPPW, Mr. Pande was in the National Planning Commission and the Department of Roads. 

Mr. Pande has received the Civil Service Award from the Government of Nepal in 2003 to acknowledge his dedicated service to the country. Some of his other achievements include the Outstanding Alumni Award by AIT Alumni Association in 2006, Gorkha Dakshin Bahu 4th Class Medal for his commitment at the SAARC Summit in 1987, etc.

Mr. Pande has participated in numerous conference organized by the ADB and The World Bank. He has also attended various training programs developing a wide range of knowledge base in areas such as “Model Concession Contracts in the Road Sector”, “Management Development Programme”, “Project Implementation and Administration”, etc. He has presented/published more than 10 papers on the transportation infrastructure of Nepal.