Finance Minister Janardan Sharma bats for self-reliant economy

Mon, Jul 19, 2021 5:18 AM on Latest, National,

Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that the government would support in the implementation of the 'Make in Nepal-Swodeshi' Campaign forwarded by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in order to build a self-reliant economy.

During a meeting with the CNI delegation, Finance Minister Sharma clarified that he would be in the campaign forwarded by the private sector, saying his priority was to build a self-reliant economy.

He said the government and private sector should join hands to increase production and to reduce the country's imports. The government would move ahead by taking the private sector for economic development and generate employment, added Minister Sharma.

The Finance Minister mentioned that he was ready to support the private sector to create a conducive industrial environment. He stressed the need for the support of the private sector to the government to move ahead reducing the impact made by the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.

On the occasion, CNI President Satish Kumar Moore on behalf of the CNI congratulated Minister Sharma for his appointment to the post of Finance Minister.

He said that vaccines to all Nepalis and programmes for economic revival were the major need of the hour, urging the government to put the private sector on priority in the vaccination programmes against COVID-19.