Lawmakers stress economic prosperity through industrialisation

Kathmandu, September 2

Lawmakers at today’s meeting of the Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament said that economic prosperity could be achieved through industrialisation.

On the occasion, Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi said that works in relation to the development of industries initiated earlier would continue.

Identifying industrialisation as the only option to strengthen the country’s economy, former industry minister and member of the Committee Som Prasad Pandey drew the attention of the ministry to extract and utilise precious minerals in various places of the country.

Referring to various countries in the world gaining prosperity through industrialisation, former minister and lawmaker Narayan Khadka stressed the need for the development of innovative and unique industries.

Likewise, lawmaker Chhaya Sharma Panta pointed out the need for introducing additional programmes to train women on entrepreneurship, saying there is a dearth of entrepreneurship training focused on women.

Pledging that the Committee would support works carried out by the ministry for the development of industry, the Committee Chairman Bhishma Raj Angdembe assured that initiatives would be taken to amend laws and acts that contradict with the Industry Act.

Likewise, Secretary at the Industry Ministry Shankar Prasad Koirala said the ministry has joined hands to the campaign promoting industrialisation to help the country achieve higher growth.

Lawmakers, including Rajya Laxmi Shrestha, Nagendra Prasad Tharu, Rambir Manandhar, Aaditya Narayan Kasaudhan, Ramesh Kumar Lama, Shambhu Lal Shrestha and Subarna Jwarchan pitched for creating industry-friendly environment for the development of industries.