Utilize experts’ knowledge for development: Former PM Bhattarai


Kathmandu-Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said political leadership should utilize the experts’ knowledge and experience for the development of country. Dr Bhattarai said it during the 17th annual general meeting of the National Trade Association here Sunday.
As the country is led by political parties, they should acknowledge the role of experts for country’s progress, he said, adding, “Although the political system is changed in the country, economic and administrative systems and security are still running in a traditional manner. It is resulted in a slowed development.”

He further argued that political leadership should keep in balance agriculture, industry and service sectors and internalize the effects of changes in the neighbours. Dr Bhattarai also said the employees had the capacity to ensure development and prosperity but there was lack of proper mobilization.

Dr Bhattarai urged everyone including the businesspersons to boost economic development.

On the occasion, former government secretary Krishna Hari Banskota however viewed that sheer lack of coordination among finance minister, vice chair of the National Planning Commission and Nepal Rastra Bank governor was one of the major reasons behind lackadaisical economic development in Nepal. “Numerous countries in the world have given discount on tax to the businesspersons hit in the wake of COVID-19. Nepal can also learn to facilitate business with tax discount.” Banskota expressed worry why the trade point with China was not eased to regulate trade.
Similarly, former vice chair of Nepal Chamber of Commerce Kamalesh Agrawal pointed out the need for the government to retain entrepreneurs.
The Association elected the new committee under the leadership of Saroj Kumar Shrestha.

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