Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies assumes office

Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Damodar Bhandari has made a decision on reviewing the commerce policy. It is his first decision after taking charge of the Ministry today.

He was assigned the portfolio of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies today itself. Before this, he was appointed as the Minister without Portfolio on December 25.

Ministry secretary duo Toya Narayan Gyawali and Madhu Kumar Marasini welcomed the new Minister to his office at the Ministry. Ministry high officials and the chiefs of the public corporations under the Ministry were present on the occasion.

After assuming office, Minister Bhandari reiterated that he world work for the development of industries in a way to creating the environment in which the Nepalis working in foreign countries will be able to get employment within the country itself.

The existing policy-level hurdles would be sorted out soon, he said and added that the Ministry would focus its activities on fulfilling the topics covered in the 21-point common programme brought by the government.


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