Unity needed to foil bandh, rev up business

Unity needed to foil bandh, ,rev up business

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 28

A united coalition of various walks of civil society with visionary leadership could be a pertinent tool to come over the insurgency and shaping-up the vulnerable condition of industry and business community is what a number of speakers urged on Sunday.

Though Bandh or crises like transport strike has become a daily routine in the developing world, united voice with concrete single message could help to overcome such situation, said Renton de Alwis, former chairman of Sri Lanka Tourist Board. He was addressing an interactive programme--Bandh and security—organised by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI).

Stating an extreme negative impact on tourism, business and industrial sectors, he stressed on the need to form an alliance of various walks of civil society with visionary plans through bold leadership and consistency action. “Every member in the business community should unite for the preventive action,” said Renton, adding, “We should seek overwhelming public support in order to prevent anything wrong.”

Referring the exemplary role played by the Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, business community and civil society after the terrorist attack on the Colombo International Airport on 24 July last year, he stated: “The success to overcome the crisis was due to public efforts.”

Speaking on the occasion, FNCCI president Ravi Bhakta Shrestha called upon all the concerned political parties and others at annulling bandh like strikes forever saying that such ill practices would not only hit a particular sector but also suffer the overall situation of the country.