KATHMANDU: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply Matrika Prasad Yadav has said that Nepal and Bangladesh will be connected via a tunnel way to promote the transnational road connectivity.

Inaugurating the third conference of small and medium-sized enterprises from China and South Asian Countries here today, Minister Yadav said a tunnel way would be constructed along the Nepal-Bangladesh shortest route.  Nepal as the least developed landlocked country has difficulties to get directly connected to the world road connectivity, he said, adding that an agreement on the issue of connecting Nepal with water-route was reached during the Prime Minister's recent India visit.

Stating that Nepal has good relations with China also, Minister Yadav also insisted on the need of taking the country towards the path of prosperity by further consolidating such bilateral ties. He took the time to call on the South Asian countries to invest in Nepal confidently.

He urged small and middle entrepreneurs to increase production. "South Asia has become the common market of all countries, but it has yet to find market in other countries. We must to promote market for our products to reduce a ballooning trade deficit." said Minister Yadav. A total of 150 small and medium-sized entrepreneurs took part in the daylong conference.