KATHMANDU- Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel has asked the business communities and investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Nepal.
DPM Pokharel said so during a meeting with Ambassador of UAE to Nepal Saeed Hamdan Al Naqei on Wednesday.
Saying that Nepal has attached top priority to its relations with UAE since there are around 200,000 Nepali migrant workers, Pokharel asked the UAE envoy to invest from UAE business community as the Government of Nepal has unveiled investment-friendly policies to welcome FDI.
On the occasion, Ambassador Naqei said that Nepali migrant workers in UAE were contributing to security, construction and service sectors of UAE.
According to Spokesperson of Defence Ministry Baburam Gautam, the UAE envoy said that the investors from the UAE are ready to invest in agriculture, tourism, transport, airport management and other areas.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.