CM Pokharel expresses its willingness to work with the private sector « Khabarhub

CM Pokharel expresses its willingness to work with the private sector

Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel. (File photo)

POKHARA: Chief Minister of Gandaki Province, Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel, has said he is ready to work with the private sector to ensure Gandaki’s prosperity.

The time has come to create an atmosphere conducive to investment, he added. Addressing the 26th Establishment Day of the Leknath Industry and Commerce Association, CM Pokhrel felt that job creation with the promotion of industry is imperative.

The government could create an investment-friendly atmosphere rather than managing industries, he said, adding that public-private cooperation would also foster an investment-friendly atmosphere.

The province’s energy and water resources minister, Hari Sharan Acharya, said the country’s development could not be imagined without production.

The state has increased investments to operate industries based on the raw materials produced in the country, he informed.

The association’s chairman, Chhatradhar Atreya, said agriculture-based industries should be prioritized.

Similarly, industrialist Anjan Shrestha suggested the government reduce imports and prioritize domestic production.

The Vice Chancellor of Pokhara University, Prof. Prem Narayan Aryal said the state could formulate such a policy which would create capable and skilled human resources necessary for the development of the country.