SAARC Handicraft Centre to be established

19th Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

Kathmandu, Jan 19: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Handicraft Development Centre will be established at the initiation of Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal.

Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal

The Ministry of Industry has allocated Rs 50 million for the purpose. Federation's Deputy Director, Rishiram Subedi, said preparations were being made for establishment of the centre that will house a showroom, laboratory and design centre of the handicraft and curio items produced in the SAARC member states.

"The construction of this building will prove to be a milestone in the development of handicraft," he argued. The Federation has already prepared a report and presented it to the ministry.

Subedi added that the foundation stone for the building will be laid soon. The building will be constructed within the premises of the Industry Department at Tripureshwor.