Print Edition - 2016-09-24 | MONEY
Chamber Expo 2016 kicks off
Sep 24, 2016-
Nepal Chamber Expo 2016 kicked off at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu on Friday.
The second edition of the exhibition organised by Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) in association with the Commerce Ministry and Trade and Export Promotion Centre showcases a wide range of products from across the country and Bangladesh, South Korea and Japan.
A total of 220 stalls are showcasing products including daily essentials, vehicles, electronics, solar power plants and garment. Visitors can get discounts of up to 30 percent on these products.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun said such events could help in the publicity of domestic products, besides boosting entrepreneurs’ network. “Private sector initiatives likes this if backed by effective government policies could help minimise the widening trade deficit,” he said.
NCC President Rajesh Kaji Shrestha said they are expecting more than 200,000 footfalls during the expo that will run through September 27. He said the fair will help promote goods with high comparative advantage. Participants expressed hope the fair could help boost their businesses. Aash Man Gurung, proprietor of Moenwa Industry, a Myagdi-based wild honey and herbal producer, said: “My motive is to bring forth products produced in rural areas,” he said.
Other attractions include electronic goods. Nepa Hima Trade Link has put on display recently-launched Sony S8500 D television set. The 4K HDR TV is being offered at a 15 percent discount. Bhusan Bajracharya, sales officer at Nepa Hima Trade Link, said they were also offering a blue ray DVD player for free on even purchase the television set.Sahara Soap and Detergent Industries, a Bhaktapur-based manufacturer, has offered cloth and dis washing shops at 25 percent discount.
Domestically produced down jackets are another crowd puller ahead of the winter season. Rajan Sharma, proprietor of GRK Traders, said they were offering the jackets at 25-30 percent discount.
Besides, the fair also offers foreign goods. Sunita Timsina, proprietor of Japanese Mart, said they were offering a 10 percent discount on outfits imported from Japan.
Published: 24-09-2016 08:45