National trade fair on Dec 6

Kathmandu, November 22:

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) — in association with government and Pokhara Chambers of Commerce — is organising National Industrial and Trade Fair-2064 in Pokhara on December 6-15.

“National Industrial and Trade Fair — an annual event — is the example of government and private sector’s partnership,” Chandi Raj Dhakal, president of FNCCI, said, adding that concept of partnership has been successful in promoting national economy including trade, tourism, agriculture and socio-culture at the regional and central level.

“FNCCI is involved in such festivals that will help promote local produce, find new

opportunities, expand market, and upgrade quality,” he added. “The festival will also help explore new avenues for the local produce.”

Ajad Shrestha, third vice-president at the FNCCI, on the occasion said that locals should be involved in the income generation activities that could uplift their life-standard.

“FNCCI has been giving top priority in organising national trade fair as it will help national economy,” he said.

Deepak Shrestha, president of Pokhara Chambers of Commerce speaking on the occasion informed that the fair is expected to be visited by 0.2 million people.

“Around Rs 45 million income and a total of Rs 120 million worth of transaction is expected from the fair. The students have to pay Rs 15 and general public has to be Rs 25 as an entry ticket,” he added.

Badri Bahadur Karki of Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC), A G Sherpa, coordinator of the trade fair and exhibition committee and Prakash Dhungana of Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) — the main sponsor of the fair — also spoke on the occasion.