Print Edition - 2014-08-19 | MONEY
Nada Auto Show to begin on September 3
Aug 18, 2014-
Nada Auto Show 2014 is scheduled to kick off on September 3 at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu. Organised jointly by the Nepal Automobile Dealers’ Association (Nada) and Global Exposition and Management Services, the 10th edition of the premier motor vehicle expo expects to lure enthusiasts amid the festive season.
The five-day fair will feature 100 stalls on 85,000 sq ft of exhibition space. A total of 50 exhibitors representing local and international brands are showcasing their products and services. The organizers said that there would be 12 brands of four-wheelers, namely Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Skoda, Suzuki, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen and Daihatsu; and 11 two-wheeler brands including Bajaj, Hero, KTM, Mahindra, Royal Enfield, Terra Motors, TVS, UM Bikes and Yamaha, among others.
According to the organisers, the exhibition will also have stalls of financial institutions, new technological developments, online marketing, spare parts, lubricants, tyre, generator, garage equipment, batteries and other accessories. Local automotive products will also be featured at the exhibition.
Speaking at a press meet, Nada President Shekhar Golchha said that the expo aimed to promote the automobile sector by providing a platform to identify different issues related to it.
“The domestic automobile market has not been able to grow as per expectations due to the high customs duty and tax policy,” he said. “So we have aimed to create awareness among all the stakeholders through the expo.”
Event coordinator Shambhu Prasad Dahal said that the exhibition would help the Nepali automobile market to grow in a sustainable way.
According to him, the exhibition will be divided into separate sections for two-wheelers, four-wheelers and commercial vehicles for the convenience of visitors.
Auto dealers have said that they will be rolling out their latest products and launching various schemes and offers during the expo. The organisers expect 50,000 visitors to attend the fair and transactions amounting to Rs 1 billion. Nada said that last year’s expo saw transactions worth Rs 800 million.
Published: 19-08-2014 09:44