Rudderless economy wallows in GPK nostalgia

KATHMANDU: Industrial bodies expressed their condolences on the demise of former Prime Minister and veteran Nepali Congress leader Girija Prasad Koirala. They all said that the passing away of a prominent patron of Nepali industry will be greatly felt by all.

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) said he was the father of market economy in Nepal and the private sector cannot forget his contribution to the peace process and the formulation of economic liberalisation policies for economic development.

Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) has also said that

it has lost its guardian. “We are saddened by the demise of

former Prime Minister Koirala, who envisioned the market-based ecobnomy.

Nepal Chambers of Commerce (NCC) in a press release stated that in former PM Koirala’s death the guardian of Nepal’s entire private sector had been lost, and now the responsibility of fulfilling his dreams of a prosperous Nepal rested on the shoulders of the people and Koirala’s party.

Nepal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCCI)’s Rajesh Kaji Shrestha said that not only did Koirala lead Nepal’s political revolution but he also was a forerunner of the country’s economic revolution. Since he worked closely with entrepreneurs for economic progress, his presence will be missed by the whole industrial and financial sector.

Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI)’s chairperson Lila Pyakurel said that the corporal presence of Koirala will be greatly missed during the making of new constitution.

Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN), International Chamber of Commerce Nepal (ICC Nepal), Management Association of Nepal (MAN), Federation of Contractors’ Association of Nepal (FCAN), Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs, Distributors’ Association of Nepal and Financial Institute Employees’ Union of Nepal (FIEUN) also expressed their condolences and conveyed their sympathies to the mourning family, the party and the people of Nepal.