Government urged not to sign labour agreement with low-paying nations

Kathmandu, January 30

President of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Hari Bhakta Sharma has urged the government not to sign labour pacts with countries that pay low wages to Nepali migrant workers.

Addressing 27th anniversary of Deurali-Janta Pharmaceuticals, Sharma who is also the executive director of the company, said that the government should create ample job opportunities within the country itself to address the problem of low-paid migrant workers in foreign lands.

“The government should either create job opportunities in the country itself or sign labour pacts with European nations and the United States rather than promoting labour migration in Gulf nations and other low-paying nations,” said Sharma.

Similarly, he also urged the government to create an environment where investors will be encouraged to make new investments in different potential sectors in the country.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice President Nanda Kishor Pun said Nepal requires huge amount of raw materials for industrial production and stressed on need for a collective effort to make maximum use of available resources.

Similarly, Pun also urged domestic pharmaceutical companies to increase production of drugs and substitute drug import gradually.