Kathmandu, March 20
The five-day long Nepal International Trade Fair 2017 concluded in the Capital today, recording business transactions of almost Rs 200 million throughout the event.
According to a press statement issued by the organiser — Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) — the event was also able to draw more than 200,000 visitors during the five days.
“The event was a huge success both in terms of business transactions and participation of visitors. We believe that the event has successfully helped in promoting domestic goods,” the press statement of FNCCI reads, adding that the trade fair has also created business vibes in the country.
Keshav Pandey, coordinator of the event, said that the event provided platform for domestic and foreign traders to promote their goods and sign business deals.
“The event this year ended on a high note also because senior government officials, including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while participating in the trade fair, expressed their commitment to expedite the process of constructing an international-standard exhibition hall in the country,” Pandey said.
The event this year had showcased products like tea, cardamom, ginger and medicinal and aromatic plants, carpets, leather products, pashmina, footwear and textiles, among others through 325 stalls. Similarly, products and services prioritised by the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy (NTIS) 2016 were also promoted during the event.
The event had participation of foreign traders from countries like India, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, among others.
A version of this article appears in print on March 21, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.