King opens Nepal expo

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 14:

King Gyanendra today inaugurated a trade fair ‘Promote Nepal 2005’ at the city centre of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Jointly organised by Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC), Nepal Pavilion Company and Salt Trading Corporation Ltd (STCL) in association with the Nepali embassy in Doha, the event will last till June 18. The expo is being organised with an objective of promoting Nepali exportable goods and tourism in the Middle East. A wide range of various Nepali products ranging from handicrafts, handmade paper and products, tea, coffee, spices, instant noodle, handloom garments, pashmina, carpet, Nepali décor bricks, fresh fruit and green vegetables are being showcased. Moreover travel trade entrepreneurs, manpower recruiting agencies, money transfer companies and banks are also participating at the fair.

Nepali participants at the event are Nepal Tea Exporters Association, Himalayan Snax and Noodles, Rastriya Banijya Bank, International Money Express, International Food Suppliers, Nabil Bank Ltd, Himalayan Bamboo, Dakshin Barahi Brick Industry, Paramount Carpet, Carpet and Wool Development Board, Creative Women’s Craft, A Suppliers, Ratna Wood Carving Centre, Kariman Enterprises, Gulf Overseas Consultant and Al Karim Overseas. Nabil Bank is showcasing its remittance service ‘Nabil Speed Remit’ at the event, targeting Nepali migrant workers in the Middle East. The bank has claimed that anyone who remits money through Nabil Speed Remit will send money at the fastest ever time. Cultural shows, food festival and entertainment program-mes are being staged during the event.