KATHMANDU: In a bid to promote Nepali exportable products, ‘The Nepal-German Mart 22’ started on Saturday. Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NGCCI) with support from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, organized the two-day exhibition at the embassy premises, Gyaneshwore, Kathmandu.
Among the 40 stalls of the mart, Coffee and Pashmina stalls drew an impressive number of visitors. “We are encouraged to see the interests of visitors in both pashmina and coffee stalls,” said Dhan Prasad Lamichhane, Vice President of the Nepal Pashmina Industries Association (NPIA). Arrangement for both stalls (No.5, 6 ) was made with the support of the International Trade Centre under the European Union-Nepal Trade and Investment Programme (TIP), funded by the European Union.
The four-year EU- Nepal TIP has been assisting the Government of Nepal to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction by increasing trade and participation in regional and global value chains- targeting coffee and pashmina products’ value chains.
Ranges of Nepali products representing various sectors are being demonstrated at 40 stalls at the mart.
German ambassador to Nepal Dr. Thomas Prinz and other dignitaries were also among the visitors. Ambassador Prinz and the president of the Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NGCCI) Anup Bahadur Malla jointly inaugurated the exhibition. Similarly, a virtual mart is also being organized for the digital demonstration through 60 stalls for a week starting Friday. The mart sets a platform for exhibitors to showcase their products and services digitally.