2nd edition of International Women’s Trade Expo wraps up in Capital

20th Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The 2nd edition of International Women's Trade Expo ended up in capital Kathmandu with turnover of 50 million rupees.

The five-day event, organized by Federation of Women's Entrepreneurs of Nepal (FWEAN) had the aim of encouraging women entrepreneurship and promote their products in domestic as well as international market.

The expo witnessed participation of women entrepreneurs from different parts of the country.

The event had more than 100 stalls showcasing products from Nepal as well as countries like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, the Philippines and South Korea, among others.

Handicraft items, organic agro products, electronic products, food items, ornaments, decorative items, ICT products, among others, were showcased in the expo, according to the organizers. The expo helped women entrepreneurs to promote their products in Kathmandu, the organizers added.

Buddha Maya Magar, who participated in the expo, said that the expo gave her a much needed exposure which will help her in promotion of her business. “Access to market is a big problem for entrepreneurs like me. I hope that the government will secure market access for us,” she added.

Likewise, Saubhagya Thapa Pun, who is involved in production of Dhaka clothes, said that the government should provide grants and incentives for women entrepreneurs to encourage them.

The expo was organized by FWEAN in partnership with Trade and Export Promotion Center (TEPC), International Labor Organization (ILO) and CECI Uniteria.

The expo attracted around 40,000 visitors, according to the organizers.