Bisleri Nepal meet

KATHMANDU: Bisleri Nepal Pvt Ltd organised an interaction programme for its business partners in the capital on Thursday. Distributors, retailers and business associates of Bisleri Nepal participated in the interaction programme. Bisleri Nepal, leader in mineral water production in the Nepali market, has been supplying mineral water for the last ten years. Mineral water produced by Bisleri Nepal is found in six different bottle sizes. — HNS

Seminar on accounts

KATHMANDU: Inaugurating a day-long seminar, organised under the joint auspices of the office of the comptroller general and revenue administration training centre, Bhanu Prasad Acharya, finance secretary said that important suggestions coming from the seminar will be instrumental in responsiveness and transparency in the formulation of laws on procurement. —RSS

Tourist numbers rise

BUTWAL: The immigration office, Rupandehi has collected revenues worth Rs 15.1 million as visa fees from tourists coming to Nepal via the Belahiya customs in the past five months. The number of tourists coming to Nepal through Belhiya is reported to have increased in 2003 in comparison to 2002. According to the office, in 2003, a total of 39,870 tourists had come to Nepal via the transit point while the number was 26,438 in 2002. —RSS

Bharti’s strategic unit

NEW DELHI: Telecom conglomerate Bharti Tele-Ventures on Friday announced a strategic business unit that will provide all products and services to corporate clients through a single window. The initiative will merge the broadband and data services of Bharti Infotel with the corporate account functions of mobile and fixed line telephony to create a synergy within the group. The group provides telecommunications services to 8.02 million customers, of which 7.34 million are mobile customers. —HNS

SAARC nations to meet

KOLKATA: Small-scale industry representatives from SAARC nations will meet in Kolkata from December 1-3 to discuss their problems and ways to expand business cooperation. The aim of the conclave would be to stress on the spread of the small-scale and cottage industry in the SAARC nations. The meeting is to be organised under the aegis of India’s Federation of Associations of Cottage and Small Industries. —HNS