Washington Post: Amazon will no longer be in Nepal, after being awarded a two-year extension to complete its work on a $1.4 billion expansion.
The decision comes as Amazon faces a growing number of lawsuits in the country that accuse it of engaging in unfair business practices.
Last month, the company was awarded a three-year contract extension, but that deal expired at the end of February.
Amazon is still the largest online retailer in Nepal and its operations in the Kathmanduan region were one of the most profitable in the world.
But the company has faced growing criticism from environmental groups and others who say its environmental policies are not being upheld in the capital.
In January, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging the company violated the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act by polluting air in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandua.
In March, the Nepali government awarded Amazon the country’s largest environmental award ever.
That award includes a $500 million contract to build a power plant that will provide electricity to the capital’s urban areas.
The lawsuit against the company also claimed that Amazon was failing to provide the country with enough infrastructure and water.
Amazon is also fighting a lawsuit brought by the Kathanese government that seeks to ban its products from the country.
Amazon said it will no long be in Kathak, but would continue to work on other projects in Nepal.