Performance is your reality, forget everything else. It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises—but only performance is reality. Harold S. Geneen 1910-1997, Communications executive1
1.1 Overview of Kathmandu Kathmandu Valley, which provides the physical setting for Kathamndu Metropolitan City (KMC), is situated between the latitudes 270 32’ 13” and 270 49’ 10” north and latitudes 850 11’ 31” and 850 31’ 38” east. It covers an area of about 667 sq. km and its mean elevation is about 1350m. above sea level. The valley is bowl shaped with rivers draining towards the center of the basin. The rivers merge into the Bagmati River, which drains out through the Chovar Gorge located at the southwest corner of the valley.