Nepal has already started constructing a massive 35 storey building. It is the official building of the NTC (Nepal telecom company )Nepal Telecom, the country's incumbent landline and GSM network operator has announced plans to build on of the tallest buildings in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. The building, to be constructed at the Jawalakhel NTC compound in Kathmandu will have upto 35 floors and a transmission network installed on the roof.
Once completed, "the building will be the pride of the nation," Sugat Ratna Kansakar, managing director of the NT, a state-run telecom company, told reporters last week. "We have been preparing the design of the building," he said, adding that efforts were on to receive permission from the Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal Drinking Water Corporation and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
The Nepal Telecom is yet to estimate the cost and time needed to construct the building, Kansakar said.
The tallest building in Nepal is currently 8 stories high. The region is subject to earthquakes so building that high will be a challenge."