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Embassies’ organize stints to promote business in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Nepali embassies in different countries have started conducting various programmes aimed at promoting Nepali business abroad and bringing foreign direct investment into the country.

In this connection, the Nepalese Embassy in India organized a programme titled ‘Business Opportunities in Nepal’ in Dehradun, Uttarakhand State of India on Wednesday.

Addressing the programme, Khaganath Adhikari, Charge de’ Affaires at the Nepalese Embassy, New Delhi, dwelt on the multi-dimensional relations between Nepal and India and the bilateral economic and trade situation, and called on the industrialists and business persons from Uttarakhand to explore investment sectors in Nepal.

Economic Counselor at the Embassy, Bishnu Prasad Lamsal, made a detailed presentation outlining the investment prospects in the trade, industry and tourism sector in Nepal. He also provided information on the Nepal Investment Year and the Visit Lumbini Year on the occasion, according to the Nepalese Embassy, New Delhi.

Chief of the Uttarakhand Industrial Development Foundation, Rakesh Sharma, recalling Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai’s visit to Uttarakhand last year, stressed the need of expanding trade and business relations between Nepal and Uttarakhand. He called for exploring the market prospects of Nepali herbs in India.

President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Uttarakhand branch, Rakesh Agrawal stressed on expanding bilateral trade and cooperation.

Similarly, the Geneva-based Nepalese mission organized a special business promotional programme in Rome, Italy, on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, Permanent Representative of Nepal at the Nepalese Permanent Mission to the U.N., Shankar Bairagi underlined technical support in productive sectors in Nepal as well as increasing foreign development assistance.

He also pointed out the need for Nepal to lay emphasis on export promotion and attracting foreign direct investment. Bairagi called on the member countries of the European Union and the Non Resident Nepalis to invest in hydropower, tourism and agriculture sector in Nepal. RSS

Published Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | 08:48 PM

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