Philippines princess vows support for Nepali economy

Kathmandu, March 9

The visiting princess of Philippines, Maria Amor Torres, has pledged to support Nepal by conveying a message to investors in her network across the globe that Nepal is a potential destination for investment.

In an interaction organised by the Energy Development Council (EDC), here today, Princess Maria, who is the founder president of We Care For Humanity (WCH) and special adviser to the director general of Philippines Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), said that she will connect Nepal with the solar industry in the Philippines and explore ways to extend humanitarian aid, since one of the mottoes of WCH is to promote green environment.

She also stated WCH’s interest to participate in the Power Investment Summit of 2017 as a partner, which is being organised by EDC in September.

She has also expressed her willingness to engage actively in the summit and has asked EDC to give a call of action. As the princess has good connections with her home country’s government and community, EDC Chairperson Sujit Acharya, has nominated Kul Man Ghising, MD of Nepal Electricity Authority, for the Ramon Magsaysay Award in light of his contribution in eliminating load-shedding from the country.

In response, Princess Maria stated that she will recommend Ghising to the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation.

Earlier, two Nepalis Dr Sanduk Ruit, founder of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, and social entrepreneur Mahabir Pun have been felicitated with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.