U.S. Ambassador Peter W. Bodde signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suraj Vaidya, President of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) today to open a new American Corner at the FNCCI premises in Teku, Kathmandu later in 2014. This will be the largest American Corner library supported by the U.S. Embassy in Nepal with over 10,000 books, online resources, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, and seating for over 50 patrons at one time. The print and digital materials in the library will focus on entrepreneurship in order to help young entrepreneurs in establishing new businesses. Information on entrepreneurship will also be disseminated across Nepal through FNCCI’s district chamber offices. This eighth American Corner in Nepal, will also house meeting and conference spaces where Embassy public events will be held.
At the MOU Signing ceremony today, Ambassador Bodde stressed the American Embassy’s interest in opening this new American Corner to support economic growth in Nepal. “We want this Corner to be a one-stop shop for Nepali men and women, especially young people, who are thinking about starting their own company or who already have their own businesses,” he said.