Kathmandu, September 11
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that infrastructure development is the first priority of the government.
Inaugurating the Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2019, organised by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) here today, Pun said that the government is bringing programmes to attract foreign investment in different sectors.
“Nepal is a virgin land for investors. The present government is doing its best to bring in FDI (foreign direct investment) and technology to drive the country’s growth eyeing its economic and social transformation,” he said.
Addressing the ceremony, CNI President Satish Kumar More said that the private sector is seeking effective coordination and partnership with the government to
drive the country’s development and growth.
“The country’s development and growth primarily depends on the development and growth of the infrastructure sector. Therefore, it is high time for all of us to work together to fill the infrastructure gap in the country,” added More.
Hari Bhakta Sharma, immediate past president of CNI, said that the summit intends to showcase and promote opportunities for investment in the country’s infrastructure sector.
A version of this article appears in print on September 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.