FNCCI meet soon on PPP

Kathmandu, October 16:

Under the aegis of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Ministry of Local Development and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), PPUE will hold a national symposium on Public Private Partnership (PPP) on October 22 and 23.

At a programme here today, FNCCI president Kush Kumar Joshi said, “Development of the nation depends on PPP. We need to PPP and its importance in formation of government polices.”

FNCCI’s local economy development committee chairperson Kishor Pradhan said PPP would promote local economic development, adding, “It’s been five years that we have been working on this issue.”

The objective of the seminar is to hold detailed discussion among ministers of the six vital sectors, Tourism, Infrastructure development, Education, Health, Local Development and Agriculture, on PPP’s importance and application in these sectors.

FNCCI vice-president Krishna Prasad Tamrakar said, “Recently, there was a power summit regarding energy sector but we we were not included. Soon, we will hold a separate programme on alternative energy.”

“The government regards PPP as a starting point for the development of the transitional economy and this is why we will conduct this interaction,” said Purushottam Man Shrestha, national program manager at UNDP. According to the organisers, 600 persons will particpate in the two-day seminar.