Nepal | July 08, 2020

Nepalgunj Industrial Estate flush with Indian workers

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Nepalgunj, December 2

At a time when unemployment has remained a major challenge in the country, the bulk of the workforce employed in different industries within Nepalgunj Industrial Estate are Indian labourers.

As per the data with the Nepalgunj Industrial Estate Management Office, around 1,000 of the 1,500 labourers working in different industries in the estate are Indian nationals. “Most of the workers employed in metal-based and plywood industries are Indians,” said IEMO Chief Krishna Bahadur Pun.

“As we don’t have skilled manpower needed in metal-based and plywood industries at home, most of them working in these industries are Indians,” Pun explained. “Though there is no option for now, we can certainly hope that the Indian workers will gradually be replaced by our own workforce as educational institutions have come to realise the demand of the job market and are now running various technical courses,” he added.

The estate, which is seen as a major industrial hub in western Nepal, is spread over 233 ropani land. Of the total 35 industries set up here, 30 are in operation. While one is closed, four are under construction.

As per IEMO sources, there is no space for additional industries in the estate now. “As the estate has a limited area, there is no way we can expand our area and accommodate more industries,” said Pun.


A version of this article appears in print on December 03, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Transport entrepreneurs deposit vehicle keys at banks in Pokhara

POKHARA: After failing to deposit the loan installment in the wake of extended lockdown, transport entrepreneurs handed-over vehicle keys to bank officials in Pokhara, on Monday. As many as ninety entrepreneurs associated with Prithvi Highway Bus Association handed over the keys to officials Read More...

COVID-19 Highlights: 204 new cases, 688 recoveries reported Tuesday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 261,861 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method and 312,402 Rapid Diagn Read More...

London

Have you considered UK for future studies? You might, with the new Graduate Route provision

KATHMANDU: The United Kingdom government has announced -- a good news for international students -- that those willing to work in the UK post their graduation will be able to do so under the new graduate programme. The UK-based international students who hold a valid Tier 4 visa will be able to b Read More...

Kanye West's clothing brand Yeezy, Hollywood production companies received millions from US government loan

KATHMANDU: From billionaire rapper Kanye West to filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, ventures backed by big-name entertainers of the US have been approved for loans under Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), US government programme that is introduced to help businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. Read More...

5 BTS members enroll for online MBA, label denies it is to delay draft

KATHMANDU: Five members of K-pop sensation BTS — RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and V — have enrolled in a MBA programme focussing on advertising media. Quoting an exclusive report by Metro Seoul, Koreaboo reports that RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and V have joined Jin as students at the Hanyang Cyber Read More...

Students march against China's interference in Nepal's affairs

Kathmandu, July 7 Students hold placards during a protest against Ambassador of China to Nepal Hou Yanqi's recent visits to senior leaders of ruling Nepal Communist Party. READ HERE:  After Madhav Nepal, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi meets NCP’s Jhalanath Khanal on Tuesday Yanqi- Read More...

Ex-BIGBANG member Seungri to be tried for 8 offences including sex trafficking

KATHMANDU: Former BIGBANG member Seungri will be tried for eight offences, including sex trafficking. Quoting an exclusive report by News1, Allkpop reports that 30-year-old Seungri (real name Lee Seung Hyun), who was indicted on charges of arranging prostitution for investors and engaging in over Read More...

Slimmed down Sibley ready to tuck into West Indies

LONDON: A slimmed down Dom Sibley will open the batting for England in the first test against West Indies this week after admitting he needed to go on a diet during the lockdown. Sibley, nicknamed 'The Fridge' by team mates, has lost 12kg since experiencing a "wake-up call" while in Sri Lanka Read More...