Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 30:

A 15 day long on-the-job training for officials of secretariat at the district chambers of Karnali zone, organised by Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), concluded yesterday. The secretariat officials of Mugu, Humla, Jumla and Dolpa district chamber of commerce and industry took part in the training, organised to help them manage the secretariat and other activities to be carried out by chamber offices. Rural Enterprise Assistance Programme (REAP) of Industrial Enterprise Development Institute provided the training. Concluding the training, Yubak Rajbhandari, president of BCCI, noted that the secretariat plays a vital role in chamber movement, which will ultimately benefit economic development. He also assured that BCCI would emphasise in promoting partnership with other district chambers by organising such programmes.

Babu Ram Ranabhat, executive director of REAP, said that the project would continue its support in capacity building of district chambers from rural parts of the country. “Karnali zone is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped zones in the country, which needs urgent attention for exploiting its potentials,” he said.

Mohan Prasad Tamarakar, general secretary of BCCI, urged trainees to utilise knowledge and skills learned at the training for work. Uttam Jha, senior executive officer of BCCI and trainer, also expressed his views on the occasion. The training course included introduction of chamber, secretariat management, membership management, secretarial work, meetings and programme presentation, among others.