PM urges for more export of Nepali textiles

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has welcomed the United States' decision to minimise the duty on import of textiles made in Nepal.

In a meeting with representatives of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and the Nepal Chambers of Commerce (NCC), PM Oli has requested the entrepreneurs to increase the production of such textiles.

PM Oli also assured them to aid business sector by resuming the border operation that has been obstructed by the ongoing Tarai unrest and the border blockade.

The businesspersons were also urged to make their products affordable, yet globally competitive and qualitative. Adding to that, the Prime Minister also asked them to incorporate and flourish agro-businesses simultaneously. "We have the raw materials, using them in our business sectors will make us productive and independent."

FNCCI President Pashupati Murarka, CNI President Narendra Kumar Basnyat and NCC President Rajesh Kaji Shrestha among others had requested the PM to create a favourable environment for smooth business and to reconstruct the Dharan-Udaypur-Sindhuli road as an alternative route.