Kathmandu, February 28, 2017:Â The 28th National Industrial Goods and Technology Exhibition organised by the Cottage and Small Industries Development Board concluded here on Tuesday recording transactions of more than Rs 50 million.
The exhibition with theme,”Let’s be proud of made in Nepal and use domestic goods” kicked off on February 23.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the Exhibition, Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi said exhibitions like the National Industrial Goods and Technology Exhibition would help take the country towards the path of prosperity.
On the occasion, he underlined the need of an appropriate policy for increasing industrial production. He added that there was great possibility of cottage and small industries in Nepal and the government was committed to creating an investment-friendly environment for the same.
Joshi also stressed the need of promoting the small and micro enterprises and increasing their production by using technology.
Board chairman Dipendra Acharya said the exhibition has supported women with poor economic condition to raise their living standard.
Board’s acting executive director Ramesh Chandra Upadhyaya said nearly 300, 000 people visited the exhibition.
Small and cottage entrepreneurs from 73 districts of the country participated in the exhibition and displayed 305 stalls with various goods and products.
Also on the occasion, 59 entrepreneurs were honored and given prizes for best products. The outstanding entrepreneur received cash prize of Rs 30, 000, the 14 best entrepreneurs Rs 20, 000 each, the 14 entrepreneurs who were declared the second best entrepreneur received prize of Rs 10, 000 each and 22 entrepreneurs received consolation prize of Rs 5,000 each.