FNCCI to work to end impunity

KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has decided to pressurise the government to end the culture of impunity.

Speaking at a press conference here today to announce the decisions of the eighth FNCCI executive committee meeting, FNCCI president Kush Kumar Joshi said that the first and most important decision of the executive committee was that FNCCI would pressurise and push the government into ending impunity, bandhs and the growing trend of chakkajams as well as establishing peace and security in the country.

“Due to the weak security system and lack of peace in the country, the industrial sector is hit hard,” Joshi added.

Referring to the coming budget, he said that FNCCI will be raising strong issues regarding scrapping of scrap duty imposed especially in the Tarai and will fight for it to be removed.

According to him, scrap tax is the main cause of hooliganism. “It is a gunda tax,” he said.

They will also be asking the government to ensure multiple rates in their youth and small business schemes so that no new taxes are added into the new constitution.

FNCCI in association with various district development offices will also work towards waste management and look for expert technical help in order to manage it properly.

The umbrella organisation of Nepali private sector — FNCCI — as a part of its corporate social responsibility will be looking to study the management of alternative energy and has given this responsibility to Power Tech Private Limited.

“We will not say things that we cannot fulfill. It may take time but we at Federation of Nepalese Chambers Of Commerce and Industry are committed to society and not just to making profit,” added Joshi.