Twelve construction companies have been blacklisted for stranding and not completing development projects in time.

The Public Procurement Monitoring Office in a notice today has banned the blacklisted companies from their involvement in public procurement for a definite timeframe.

The blacklisted companies include Bharat-Saptakoshi JV Kathmandu, Haigriwa-Siddhi Sai Prakash JV, Highway Construction Pvt. Ltd, Bidhi Builders Pvt. Ltd, Saibaba & Tara Construction, Anukul Nirman Sewa, Panchkhal Construction Pvt. Ltd and Prabhu Nirmal Sewa.

The Road Division Office, Butwal recommended the blacklisting of the Bharat-Saptakoshi JV for two years. The Haigriwa-Siddhi Sai which delayed the Ranijamara-Kulariya Irrigation Project was put on a blacklist for two years. Highway Construction Pvt. Ltd. based in Chitwan was placed on a blacklist for one year.

Similarly, Kathmandu-based Bidhi Builders Pvt. Ltd. was also blacklisted for one year.

Saibaba construction, Anukul Sewa, Panchkhal Construction, Prabhu Construction Sewa  and Siddijanak Construction and Suppliers Pvt Ltd have been blacklisted for a year.

SSK Construction Service Pvt has been blacklisted for a year at the recommendation of Kapilvastu Municipality. Another company blacklisted for a year is Nilgiri National Canon JV.

Surmadevi Construction of Kailali district has been blacklisted at the recommendation of Agriculture Development Directives in Doti district.

National Development Service Pvt Ltd and Canon Construction Pvt Ltd have also been blacklisted for a year.

During the blacklisted period, the blacklisted companies cannot partake in the procurement process of public offices and agencies.