Six-day long CAN InfoTech concludes

Kathmandu, January 30

The six-day long CAN InfoTech, a mega event of Nepal’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector, concluded here today.

Issuing a press note, CAN Federation — the organiser of the event — said that almost 376,000 people visited the IT event this year.

“The event this year recorded a good number of visitors, which is testimony to the fact that IT awareness is increasing among people in Nepal gradually,” said Ranjeet Podar, general secretary of CAN Federation, adding that the growing enthusiasm among people on IT issues and CAN InfoTech has encouraged CAN Federation to make this event even more larger in coming years.

CAN Federation has been hosting the CAN InfoTech every year since 1995 to promote the use of information and technology in every sector and gradually transform Nepal into an e-country.

According to the organisers, the visitors were more interested in internet packages introduced by internet service providers (ISPs), Nepali mobile applications and mobile phones this year.

While ISPs had offered up to 20 per cent discount on different internet and cable television packages, domestic dealers of mobile phones too had introduced lucrative schemes targeting customers in the CAN InfoTech, informed officials of CAN Federation.

Hemanta Chaurasia, president of CAN Federation, said that no country can progress in development works unless the IT industry of the country is strong. “CAN Federation is hosting different IT events in a bid to increase people’s access to technology, which is crucial for the growth of the country,” he said.

Similarly, Chaurasia expressed belief that such events are crucial to promote IT services and products related to hardware sales and maintenance, power solution, mobile accessories, internet service providers, telecommunication, ICT colleges and training institutes, software solution and payment solution, among others.

Hundreds of IT firms had displayed their products and services through 222 stalls in the event.