NEW DELHI — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is currently on a five-day state visit to India, has urged Indian entrepreneurs and investors to invest in Nepal.
Addressing a program organised by Indian External Affairs Ministry in coordination with Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry and Confederation of Indian Industries in the Indian Capital New Delhi, President Bhandari said the development is not possible through the effort of a single country alone and that it needs a collective effort.
Inviting Indians investors to the country, President Bhandari on Tuesday said that after political transformation, Nepal has a favourable environment for business and socio-economic transformation is Nepal’s top priority.
Representatives of India’s big information technology and hydropower companies were present on the occasion.
“Nepal has undergone political transformation of historic proportion in recent years. Now socio-economic transformation is our topmost priority,” Bhandari said.
President Bhandari also said the presence of Indian investors during the recent Investment Summit held in Nepal shows the importance put by India on Nepal.
“The government is committed to creating a climate conducive to investment. No discrimination is made between Nepali and Indian investors. Numerous similarities make us natural partners,” The President said.Follow @gorkhapost
TIA to operate services for 21 hrs daily from upcoming mid-May
KATHMANDU — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport in the country, would be operated for 21 hours daily.
In an interaction organized by the Nepal Tourism Infrastructure Development Council here in the Ministry on Tuesday, Minister Adhikari shared that the Ministry was preparing to operate the TIA for 21 hours daily from upcoming mid-May.
He added that the move was targeted to lessen air traffic pressure as the TIA is facing acute air traffic pressure as of late.
He added that though he was planning to operate 24 hours services in the TIA, it takes time to this effect. He also shared that night flights currently available from Kathmandu to Dangadhi will be extended to Bhadrapur of Jhapa in the near future.
Experts in tourism and culture sectors suggested Minister Adhikari to adopt effective plans and programmes for the development of these sectors.Follow @gorkhapost