Morang to host major industrial trade fair

MORANG: Biratnagar of Morang district will host a weeklong agriculture, tourism and industrial trade fair.

Organised by the Morang Industry Association, the trade fair is starting from January 19-25, 2010 with the aim of commercial development of agriculture, tourism and industrial products. The District Development Committee, Biratnagar Sub-Metropolitan City, Commercial Agriculture Alliance, Regional Agricultural Directorate and Regional Livestock Service Directorate are co-organisers of the fair.

According to the organisers, agriculture machinery and tools, industrial and agriculture products, handicrafts, garments and automobiles will be put on display in the fair. The trade fair will feature at least 16 stalls and around 200,000 people from Sunsari, Jhapa, Udayapur, Siraha, Saptari, Ilam, Panchthar, Dhankuta, Tehrathum, Bhojpur districts as well as from India and Bangladesh are expected to participate. This is the first time that this kind of a trade fair is being organised in Morang.

Meanwhile, Birat Expo 2010 is scheduled from February 19-25, 2010 in Biratnagar. Coordinator of the Fair Organizing Committee Bhim Ghimire said the expo aims to develop and promote industrial and tourism sectors for expanding relations between the producers and consumers.

Agricultural tools, industrial products, dairy products, automobiles, garments, handicrafts and other industrial and agricultural products will be kept in the seven-day fair organized by Udhyog Sangathan, Morang,. Different products from India, China, Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries will also be kept for exhibition, said the organizers.

Organizers said 160 stalls will be set up in the exhibition. They have estimated some Rs 150 million worth of transactions during the expo.

In Kaski district, Pokhara is also going to organise a national industrial fair from Mangsir 11-21 to promote local, national and international industrial, agricultural and handicraft

products in Pokhara. The fair will be organised by Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in association with Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The fair will have 273 stalls. PCCI chairman Mankaji Makaju said the fair will cost Rs 13.5 million. He said over 200,000 people are expected to visit the fair and transactions worth Rs 6.5 million are expected.

On every ticket, Rs 2 will be allocated for purchasing a fire engine, Re 1 to eliminate child labour and 50 paisa for construction of a suspension bridge over Seti River at Mahendrapul. The fair will feature Lokdohori Tara contest where the winners will bag Rs 51,000 and runners-up Rs 31,000 cash prizes.