Message from the President

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Dear friends, my colleague entrepreneurs,
The recently  concluded 13th AGM of CNI (March 3-4) marked the next phase in CNI’s Journey, with the induction of new leadership.  Subsequently the newly appointed office bearers have shared a broad perspective on areas of focus for CNI, and how they will continue CNI’s decade long legacy  to strengthen Nepal’s Industrial Sector, and promote a Investment Friendly Environment in the country.

Nepalese Economy continues to face significant headwinds with challenges such as the Power Crisis, High Cost of Business, Political Fluidity, and an overall deteriorating  Investment Climate.  The new leadership emphasized that CNI would continue its core focus on bringing a positive Socio-economic impact to the country, through revitalizing and strengthening the Industrial Sector of Nepal.

While there is still a lot of work to be done on existing CNI’s projects such as Industrial Policy, SEZ Act, Sick Industry Rehabilitation, Hydro-power Recommendations etc., CNI will also need to address new opportunities and challenges that are before the economy today.  For example as the country moves towards a Federal System it is imperative that an Economic Model which equally complements this massive change is developed.  CNI will continue to focus on all such areas as well as our long standing focus on promoting Nepalese Exports, attracting Foreign Investment etc.

If there is one lesson we have all learnt is that no single institution, party or sector can work in isolation to drive economic change.  CNI recognizes this and will look to work even closer with the Government, Political Parties Private Sector, Civil Society, Development Partners and all such stakeholders who share a common goal and vision which is to have a prosperous Nepal and wherein this prosperity reaches across the country to all our citizens.

Thank You.

Hari Bhakta Sharma
President