Vice President Pun meets governor of Yunan province

Kathmandu, June 11

Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has invited entrepreneurs from the Yunan Province of China to invest in Nepal’s energy and other infrastructures, saying an investment friendly environment had been created in the recent past following the promulgation of the new constitution.

The Vice-President,   who is on an official visit to China, made this offer during his meeting with Governor of Yunnan Provincial People’s Government His Chen Hao today.

A press release issued by the Nepali Embassy in Beijing stated that during the meeting, the two sides exchanged their views on cooperation between Nepal and Yunnan Province of China.

According to the release, the Vice-President while appreciating the unprecedented economic development achieved by the Yunnan Province, thanked the provincial government for holding China South Asia expo and  trade fair with a view to enhancing trade and economic relations.

He also thanked the government and the people of China for showing their support to Nepal’s endeavour towards peace and prosperity, according to the release.

The Vice-President also recalled the instant support of the Government of China during the last year’s devastating earthquakes.

According to the release, Governor Chen, while extending warm welcome to the Nepalese high-level delegation, expressed that the Chinese government had attached high importance to the visit.

Governor Chen also stated that Yunnan Province was willing to collaborate with Nepal in areas such as energy, infrastructure, tourism, health and education for mutual benefit. The two sides also stressed on working together under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative by strengthening connectivity and exploring further opportunities.

Following the courtesy call, Governor Chen hosted a welcome luncheon in honour of the Vice-President and his delegation.

The Nepali delegation also visited the Yunnan Provincial Government’s Energy Investment Group. In a briefing, the company management expressed its strong interest in investing in Nepal’s energy sector, according to the release.

The Vice-President reached the Kunming International Airport yesterday evening where he was received by Mao Wenguo, vice chairman, Standing Committee of National People’s Congress and Charge de’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

The Vice-President is scheduled to address the opening ceremony of the 4th China-South Asia exposition, 24th import export commodity fair and the 11th China- South Asia business forum tomorrow.

The Vice-President is accompanied by his spouse Hastamali Pun Magar, Secretary at the Vice President’s Office Rajendra Kishore Kshetri, private secretary of the Vice President Shuk Bahadur Roka, press coordinator Manoj Kumar Gharti and other delegates. He is leading a 14-member delegation.