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IT sector in Nepal has canals but no water to flow through it: Information Minister Karki


Kathmandu, September 8, 2016: Minister for Information and Commuinication, Surendra Kumar Karki has said that though Nepalis are using broadband internet and soon going to experience the 4G service, there is still an extreme lack of contents on the internet.

Karki made the statement amidst the inauguration ceremony of the first CAN CommTech 2016 in the capital today.

As internet is just a carrier of the contents, time is high for Nepalese to develop original content, he said. Karki also stressed on having contents in Nepali language itself.

He also requested the students studying IT courses in various colleges in the nation to develop original contents to put on the internet.

Through the podium, he asked the participants to effectively use mobile phones and internet technologies. “We cannot afford to waste the hard-earned money in the gulf to just to buy expensive gadgets and use it only to chat through Facebook and watch music videos on YouTube. Purposeful utilization of internet technologies is required for us to move ahead,” he said.

CAN CommTech

Speaking on the occasion, Binod Dhakal, President of the Federation of Computer Association Nepal shared the vision of the organization to build E-Nepal. He stressed on the necessity for the government to prioritize information and communication for the greater good of the country.

CAN CommTech

The expo features around 80 different stalls from various companies including Internet Service Provider (ISPs), Telecommunications, IT Colleges, Software solutions, hardware, sales and maintenance, power solutions, mobile accessories, among others.

CAN CommTech

The expo runs till September 11 in the Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall and aims to attract more than 150,000 visitors from different walks of life, including businesspersons, students, IT users, policymakers, diplomats and others having special interest in the latest development of technology.

Photos courtesy: Federation of Computer Association Nepal

By Basanta Kumar Dhakal