“’‘One district one product’ will be implemented throughout the nation”

<br><STRONG><EM>Bhawani Rana, </EM></STRONG>vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI)

Feb. 13, 2012, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.: 05 No.-15 Feb. 10 -2012 (Magh 27,2068)<br>

How has been your experience after being elected the vice president of FNCCI?

I was involved in the FNCCI from the past. Previously, I was the president of women committee only, so my responsibilities were limited. But now they have expanded as I have to look after all the district and municipal chambers and it is a challenging job. There are new issues in the districts/municipalities every day, and it is difficult to face up to such issues.

What is FNCCI doing for the empowerment of district and municipal chambers?

Not all the district and municipal chambers have the same level of experience and capability. So, we have classified them. Some chambers are independent whereas others need help.

We are introducing one district one product for the empowerment of all the chambers. In the past we organized One Village, One Product and now we are expanding it and moving ahead in a new way.

FNCCI previously also announced a plan to make one hydropower project in one district. What are the reasons that this one district one product plan will not fail like that?

One district one product is not only the program of FNCCI. The government is also giving it a high priority. The current government has understood that without economic prosperity, there will be no political stability. So, in such a scenario, both government and the private sector will work together. Hence, the work will go ahead as planned.

How is FNCCI helping the Investment Board?

We are also working to lure in the foreign investments and to make investment friendly climate in the country. We are organizing a lot of programs here and abroad to attract investments.

What is the team spirit in FNCCI as it has already been a year since the new leadership came?

Everybody has responsibilities inside FNCCI. We have the feeling to do something for the nation’s economic prosperity.

Although there are differences in thoughts, we all have the same goal, so it is not difficult to work together. We have to understand that FNCCI is greater than a single individual and work accordingly.

(Karobar Daily)


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