Nepal Economic Growth Agenda 2012 launched
Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) launched the report of Nepal Economic Growth Agenda (NEGA) 2012 amidst a wide gathering of experts, policymakers, academicians, development professionals and journalists in Kathmandu on Sunday.
The report was officially launched by the chief guest of the event Mr. Deependra Bahadur Kshetry, Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission. Speaking at the launch ceremony, senior economist Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Advisory Board – NEGA, shared the highlights of the findings in the report which
covered five sectors of development namely agriculture, education, hydropower, infrastructure and tourism. On the occasion, former secretary and Samriddhi’s advisory board Dr. Bhola Nath Chalise emphasized why policy reforms are required for development and the need for policy recommendations such as NEGA.
The CEO of Nepal Investment Board, Mr. Radhesh Pant expressed his delight on NEGA being published as it would aid the board to build strategies for prioritizing foreign investments flowing into the country. The launch event was co-organized by Society of Economic Journalists – Nepal (SEJON) and its president Mr. Pradeep Chapagain urged fellow economic journalists to help promote the recommendations of this report.
Chief Guest of the ceremony Mr. Deependra B. Kshetry, acknowledged the hard work put into NEGA by Samriddhi & FNCCI and said the report was an unbiased one which is difficult to find these days. He assured that he would put efforts into lobbying the policy recommendations of NEGA with Ministry of Finance for the government’s upcoming Annual Budget.
The Chair of the Ceremony, Mr. Suraj Vaidya, President FNCCI, thanked all the experts and researchers who contributed to NEGA. He also expressed confidence in NEGA aiding to development of private entities and Nepal’s gradual march towards prosperity.
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