KATHMANDU: Management Association of Nepal (MAN), an umbrella organisation of managers, facilitated a pre-budget discussion in Kathmandu on Monday to make suggestions on the policies and programmes, and budget for the fiscal year 2022/23.
The programme was attended by Finance Secretary Madhu Kumar Marasini, heads and representatives of private sector’s organisations, industrialists and experts in various fields.
The discussion focused on the problems and challenges being faced by the stakeholders of private sector and the issues that need to be addressed in the budget. The discussion also focused on transformational dimensions presented by the experts and various budget packages and programmes.
President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Shekhar Golchha; President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), Vishnu Kumar Agarwal; Senior Vice President of Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC), Kamalesh Kumar Agrawal; President of Confederation of Commercial Banks and Financial Institutions Nepal (CBFIN), Pawan Kumar Golyan; and President of Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs Associations of Nepal (FWEAN), Neeru Rayamajhi Khatri participated in the discussion.
Likewise, education expert Prof Dr Vidya Nath Koirala, Economist Vishwas Gauchan, agriculture expert Dr Krishna Dev Joshi, tourism expert Basanta Raj Mishra, health expert Kishore Kumar Maharjan and IT expert Allen Bailochan Tuladhar also attended the pre-budget discussion.
The pre-budget discussion was facilitated by the executive member of MAN, Manoj Kumar Gyawali.
The association which has been contributing to the policy level in the country for the past four decades, especially in the economic, monetary and administrative sectors, has been conducting discussions with the stakeholders and experts impartially and independently. The association makes suggestions useful in the government’s budget, and policies and programmes.
According to MAN President Upendra Prasad Poudyal, the association will prepare a report based on the pre-budget discussion and hand it over to the government within a few days.
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