Thai business community urged to invest in Nepal
Nepal's ambassador to Thailand Dr Khaga Nath Adhikari on Saturday said Nepal has abundant opportunities available for investors.
Addressing an investment promotion program organized by the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, he also said Nepal has made effective arrangements for security for foreign investment.
He called upon the business community in Thailand to help Nepal in its economic development through investment.
Likewise on the occasion, Chairman of Thai-Nepal Chamber of Commerce Krishna Shivakriskul shed light on the investment opportunities in Nepal. He remarked that Nepal is rich in its untapped natural resources, and called upon all the businessmen to invest in Nepal and benefit from it.
Similarly, President of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), Thailand Khagendra Raj Dhakal appraised the event of the investment made in Nepal by NRNA so far.
He also made assurance about increasing NRNA's investment in the future and urged the businessmen present in the programme to think about investing in Nepal.
Also on the occasion, member of National Planning Commission of Nepal Dr Swarnim Wagle spoke about the evolution of democratic regime in Nepal and its economic situation.
He urged participants to invest in Nepal and realise the potentials for the promotion of economic and commercial relations between Nepal and Thailand.
Chief Executive Officer of Investment Board of Nepal Mr. Maha Prasad Adhikari presented a detailed power point paper on investment opportunities in Nepal.
The paper covers various aspect opportunities including Institutional Arrangement for FDI, Policy Reforms on FDI, Investment Process, Sector Overviews & Investment Opportunities, Projects & Project Ideas, Approved Project to take to the Market, Project Identified for Detail Studies, Project Idea Notes.
The event was also attended by a large number of businesspersons, media-persons and representatives of the Board of Investment of Thailand, Thai Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Thai Industries and Thai Nepali Association. RSS
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Oops! Deuba does it again
Deuba and Dahal have made a mockery of the constitutional provision of impeachment as a weapon of last resort with its preemptive registration as a tactical move to stop CJ Karki from delivering justice. This will set a bad precedent and there will be more such tactical use of impeachment in the future considering how justices at the SC are being appointed in political quotas in recent times.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Jhamsikhel as I knew
Hari-ko-pasal, right at the said junction used to be the place to buy any household item ranging from food grains and other household items. There was nothing that he did not have. Most often he loved keeping his customers waiting, more so if they were younger. He kept his client engaged with jokes and tole gossip.
Empowering local bodies
It is common to rent a room or two based on nothing more than a verbal contract. There are two types of owners. There are many who rent legal properties informally and those who rent out illegally built ones. The rental space demand is so much that owners openly flout bylaws by building more number of floors than approved. It is difficult, as it is, to bring both type of owners within the system.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.