Message from the President

CNIPresident-VishnuKumarAgrawalDear friends, my colleague entrepreneurs,
The recently concluded 18th AGM of CNI (21st July, 2021) marked the next phase in CNI's journey to explore the next frontier, with the new leadership. Subsequently the newly elected office bearers have shared a broad perspective on areas of focus for CNI, and how they will continue CNI's 20 years long legacy to strengthen Nepal's Industrial Sector and promote investment friendly environment in the country.
Nepalese economy continues to face significant headwinds with challenges such as high cost of doing business, old and business unfriendly legal provision, multiple waves of COVID-19 and an overall deteriorating investment climate. The new leadership emphasizes CNI's continued focus on bringing a positive change in legal reforms and implementation. Revitalizing and strengthening the industrial sector hard hit by COVID-19.
While there is still a lot of work to be done on existing CNI's projects such as Center for Industrial Excellence, Legal reforms, Sick Industry Rehabilitation and management, Make in Nepal-Swadeshi, Industrial Status Report (ISR), Power wheeling for cheap and quality electricity, expediting Infrastructure to contribute in economic growth etc. CNI will also need to address new opportunities and challenges that are before the economy today. CNI will continue to focus on all such areas as well as our long-standing focus on promoting Nepalese exports, import management and attracting Foreign Direct Investment etc.
We all have learnt that no single institution, political 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 to have a "Prosperous Nepal", wherein this prosperity reaches across the country to all our citizens.


Newly established 'Research Cell' and continued 'Members Service Cell' will be our priorities. I would like to ensure all the members 'Your voice is our voice'. Newly launched 'Make in Nepal-Swadeshi' campaign is another area where CNI will put its strength.
CNI will also focus in utilizing the immense knowledge and experience of its Eminent Persons' Council (Think Tank) in achieving the National Goal.
Thank You,
Vishnu Kumar Agarwal