A French business delegation from New Delhi led by Mr. Jean – René Cougard, Head of Regional Economic Service at the French Embassy in New Delhi visited Nepal from April 21-222014. The main objective of this visit was to explore trade and investment opportunities in Nepal. The delegation focused on priority sectors identified by the Government of Nepal such as hydropower/energy, urban development, infrastructure, and tourism.
According to a press release by French Embassy, the delegation comprises of representatives from Alstom T&D, Accor, Alstom Power India, Dassault Système India, Egis India, Lumiplan ITS India, Morpho (Safran Group), Suez Environment India, Sunflower India/Total, Systra, Veolia Transport and France Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The business delegation met with Ministers for Finance, Urban Development, and Energy, and senior government officials. They also met with the CEO of Nepal Investment Board, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, FNCCI, and private sector companies.