Biz briefs

SEJON holds 6th AGM:

KATHMANDU: Society of Economic Journalists- Nepal (SEJON) held its sixth annual general meeting today. Bijaya Ghimire has been re-elected as president for the next term. Narayan Sapkota, Kiran Nepal and Madhu Sudan Poudyal have been elected vice-president, general secretary and secretary respectively of the society. Navaraj Chalise was unanimously chosen as the treasurer. The elected members are Saorj Kafle, Bhagirath Yogi, Bishnu Sheetal, Gehini Joshi and Sanjay Dhakal. — HNS

Jojo noodles’ new scheme:

KATHMANDU: Pokhara Noodles Pvt Ltd has announced a new promotion scheme ‘Jojo Lucky Seven’ for its product Jojo instant noodle. According to the company press release, Rs 100 could be won for matching first three pair of numbers, Rs 1,000 for the second four pair of numbers, Rs 10,000 for third five pair of numbers and Rs 100,000 for seven pair of numbers. The name of winners of the scheme will be announced every Saturday through Nepal Television. —HNS

Agro fair in Hetauda:

HETAUDA: Assistant minister for environment and population Lal Bahadur Biswokarma inaugurated a district level agricultural fair organised by the district agriculture development office Makwanpur, yesterday. Some 635 farmers have been participating in the three-day long fair with various products from remote areas of the district. Speaking on the occasion, Biswokarma said the government is committed to make farmers self-reliant. — RSS

Electricity project delayed:

BAGLUNG: Construction of Nisi River small electricity project in Devesthan village development committee (VDC) of Baglung district has been postponed after Maoist threats. Local people said that the construction of the project was postponed after the Maoists made several threats. Some 1,500 people in ward no 2, 5, 6, and 9 of the VDC will be benefited if the construction of the project is completed. — RSS

French cement for Aceh:

LHOKNGA: The world’s largest cement supplier wants to tap into what will be a reconstruction bonanza in tsunami-wrecked Aceh province. But first it will have to rebuild its giant factory and work force — both of which fell victim to the killer waves. Tsunami left much of the factory, owned by French construction giant Lafarge SA, a mess of twisted debris. It lost around one-third of its workers.— AP