The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), in cooperation with the Embassy of India in Nepal and the West Bengal-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WBNCCI), is organising the ‘Cross-Border Tourism and Trade Expo' in Kathmandu from September 2 to 5. .
Organising a press conference today, officials of FNCCI and WBNCCI said that the main objective of the event is to commemorate the 70 years of diplomatic relations between Nepal and India and showcase cultural and religious aspects of West Bengal. .
“This is a great platform where Nepali and Indian business communities could interact and expand their business network,” said officials of WBCCI while addressing press conference. .
According to organisers, the expo will include various events like musical cultural show, a Bengali food festival, and business and tourism seminars intended to strengthen economic cooperation between Nepal and India, especially with West Bengal. .
Meanwhile, different business delegations from India will arrive in the Capital to participate in the event by Saturday, according to FNCCI officials. The business delegations from India will also meet concerned government officials of Nepal to assess the investment scenario in Nepal..
FNCCI officials informed that the Indian business delegations are basically interested in working together with Nepali private sector in sectors like hotel, education, film/filming, medical, steel industry, agriculture and tea-coffee, among others..
FNCCI also informed that different business to business (B2B) seminars and meetings will be organised targeting foreign business delegations. “We have been planning to organise more cross-border trade and tourism events in partnership with the Indian embassy by focusing on others border states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttarakhand,” states the FNCCI press statement released today..
As per organisers, the event is scheduled to be graced by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.