KATHMANDU: Minister of State for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Motilal Dugar, said that maximum facilities should be provided to industrialists and entrepreneurs of the private sector.

State Minister Dugar asserted how the government should welcome private sector by rolling out the red carpet for the investment at a time when the country has been moving ahead towards the path of prosperity.

"An environment conducive has been created to invest capital, which will help establish industries and create employment and poverty can be alleviated if employment is created, he added.

The State Minister further said that the Industry Ministry is the guardian of the private sector and it has a responsibility to grant permission to run industry and enterprises, promote it, protect it, as well as carry out market regulations and monitoring.

"It is necessary to promote industries and enterprises in the country to implement national goal forwarded by KP Sharma Oli-led government ' Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali', said Dugar.

Stressing the need for promoting import-oriented productions by increasing domestic productions and products to decrease trade deficit, State Minister Dugad laid emphasis on running special economic zone in all seven states.

He said that maximum efforts would be made to increase investment in agro, tourism, forest, hydropower sectors and to run business.