KATHMANDU: The Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) hosted The President’s Banquet on Tuesday. Chief guest for the programme was Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
During his welcome speech, CNI President Vishnu Kumar Agarwal highlighted the role played by the private sector in the economic development of the country. He also spoke about the necessity for the right policies for further development of the country. Meanwhile, Agarwal also stated that all the political parties of the country need to come to a common understanding and endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact that has been signed with the United States. He added projects like these will help fill the infrastructure gap in the country and further boost economic activities.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba mentioned the government was always ready to provide any support that the private sector seeks for the economic and social prosperity of the country. He also mentioned the need to be aware of the environmental changes taking place not only in Nepal but across the world. He said the government will do its best to help businesses that have been highly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Deuba also shared the government is doing its best to vaccinate a majority of the people against Covid 19. He added that since some developed countries were holding discussions on the need for a third booster dose of the Covid vaccine, the Nepali government is also holding talks on the issue. The prime minister also unveiled CNI’s ‘Chronicle’ during the event.