Government eager to take private sector on board for a prosperous Nepal: PM Oli

Tue, Jun 30, 2020 8:36 AM on Latest, National,

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government will work in partnership with the private sector. Addressing the 17th-anniversary function of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) through video conferencing today, he said the government has no intention of putting the business community into trouble but would instead recognize the role of the industrialists and business persons.

"We have to work together in our endeavors for a prosperous Nepal," he said. "The government's intention is not to discourage or non-cooperate with the sector. We can't even think of it."

Prime Minister Oli also thanked the CNI for working with a goal to revive and save the economy hit by Corona Virus. Lauding the notable works carried out by the CNI in industry, manufacturing, and service sectors, he expressed happiness over the CNI being able to establish itself at the regional and international levels as well.

On a different note, he said the government decided not to move ahead with the CIAA bill at the request of the private sector. The government will be taking the necessary decision to address the problems facing the industry and the business sector of the country.

The Prime Minister also expressed a belief that the government would resolve all problems in a collective manner by joining hands with all sectors as problems surfaced in this situation is a common problem.

He shared that the government has focused its attention on saving the life of the people from coronavirus pandemic, as saving people’s lives is the major responsibility for the time being.

Prime Minister clarified that there should be collective efforts of all on how to move ahead by addressing the impact of the disaster in the recent period. He also pointed out the need for hard work to bring the tourism sector in the previous conditions as coronavirus has had a huge impact in this sector.

He also said that the government would move ahead following the suggestions of the CNI.