Exhibition held

LALITPUR: In commemoration of the first ever Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day on Tuesday, an exhibition of goods produced by micro-entrepreneurs from across Nepal was organised by UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), in collaboration with the Chaudhary Foundation, at Labim Mall, Pulchowk.

Close to 5,000 people visited the stalls featuring a selection of handicrafts and other goods made by entrepreneurs who had been supported in their endeavours by MEDEP.

The theme of MSME Day this year is ‘Small Business, Big Impact’, in recognition of the vital role these enterprises play in ‘stimulating economic growth, creating jobs and trade, and is a key vehicle for poverty eradication and improved livelihoods’, said UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal, Valerie Julliand.

Newly-elected Mayor of Lalitpur, Chiri Babu Maharjan, encouraged micro-entrepreneurs to continue promote locally-made products to preserve traditional crafts and to develop the field of entrepreneurship in Nepal.