Tenth Industrial Expo poised to be success

KATHMANDU: The tenth Industrial expo once again has been organized in order to provide a platform to small scale and cottage industry enterpreneurs of Nepal. The five-day expo will focus on promoting products manufactured by small scale and cottage industries.

“The expo is important as it informs the people about products manufactured by local small scale and cottage industry enterpreneurs of the country,” said minister of industries, commerce and suplies Rajendra Mahato while inaugurating

the expo organized at Bhrikutimandap. He added that it would encourage consumers to use domestic products and boost

the brand image of products manufactured by using locally

available resources.

“This expo has its own significance in providing entrepreneurs an opportunity for earning their living by utilizing the skills they have learned,” said Anjana Tamrakar, managing director of Creative Women Creation, who is also vice-president of FNCSI. She added that the expo would help the micro enterpreneurs to develop their marketing network and get the opportunity to export their goods to foreign countries as well.

A total of 150 participants from 50 districts have lent their participation in the expo. Although the organizers had targetted to attract more cottage industry enterpreneurs this year, due to political instability and bandhs it was not possible. The expected visitor turnout at the expo is 250,000.

“We are expecting business worth Rs 30 million, along with orders worth Rs 80 million during this expo,” said Tamrakar. A the participants in the expo, Dhawa Bangel Lama, and operation incharge of World Buddhist Handicraft Industries Pvt Ltd said, “Aside from doing business, we have participated in the expo to promote our cultural and traditional values through the products that we manufacture.” He added it was an opportunity to present his products to customers. Wooden craft, handicrafts, jute, lokta, Mithila art, fruit juices, herbal products, coffee, local technologies, wines, pickles and various other items are on display during the expo.