Western regional industrial trade fair kicks off in Lekhnath


9th Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


POKHARA, Feb 9: The Western Regional Industrial Trade Fair and 13th edition of Lekhnath Festival kicked off at Talchowk, Lekhnath Municipality in Kaski district on Thursday.

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Minister for Industry, Nabindra Raj Joshi, inaugurated the 10-day Fair jointly organized by Lekhnath Chamber of Commerce and Industry with an objective to promote domestic products and services.

The fair, also aimed at assisting expansion of daily consumable items manufactured in neighboring countries, features around 300 stalls where various handicraft items, agro products, electronic items, automobiles and garments among others are put on display and for sale.

Hives of recreational activities, including musical performance and food festivals, will be held during the event, according to the organizers.

During the inaugural, Minister Joshi underscored job creations in homeland that would curb the outflow of Nepali migrant workers who have been moving to greener pastures in 500,000 number annually on average.

Joshi urged all concerned to enable environment wherein no Nepali migrant workers have to leave for foreign shores for employment after a decade.

He said that the Ministry of Industry was effortful to bring into operation the defunct state-owned industries, including Hetauda-based textile industry, Nepal Drug Limited (NDL).