Kathmandu, Sept 2: Lawmakers at today’s meeting of the Industry Commerce and Consumer Welfare Affairs Committee under Legislature-Parliament said that economic prosperity could be achieved through industrialisation.
On the occasion, Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi said that works in relation to the development of industries initiated earlier would continue.
Identifying industrialisation as only an option to strengthen country’s economy, former Industry Minister and member of the Committee Som Prasad Pandey drew the attention of the ministry to extract and utilise precious minerals underground in various places of the country.
Referring to various countries in the world gaining prosperity through industrialisation, former minister and lawmaker Dr Narayan Khadka stressed the need for the development of industries having their originality.
Likewise, lawmaker Chhaya Sharma Panta pointed out the need for introducing additional programmes to train women on entrepreneurship, saying that there is a dearth of entrepreneurship training for women.
Pledging that the Committee would support to works carried out by the ministry for the development of industry, the Committee Chairman Bhishma Raj Angdembe assured that initiations would be taken to amend laws and acts contrasting with industry act.
Likewise, Secretary of the Industry Ministry Shankar Prasad Koirala said the ministry has joined hands to make the campaign to turn the country into prosperous one through industrialisation a success.
Lawmakers including Rajya Laxmi Shrestha, Nagendra Prasad Tharu, Rambir Manandhar, Aaditya Narayan Kasaudhan, Ramesh Kumar Lama, Shambhu Lal Shrestha and Subarna Jwarchan pitched for creating industry-friendly environment for the development of industry. RSS