A business group of Philippine- and Nepal-based companies was created in order to boost economic ties between the two countries.
The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in New Delhi, India said the Nepal Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NPCCI) was launched at the Philippine Honorary Consulate General Offices in Kathmandu, Nepal.
“Our commercial post in New Delhi has been steadfast in helping forge closer the relations between Philippines and Nepal, particularly on cooperation in business,” said Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr.
Manalo noted that the creation of NPCCI is in line with DTI’s aim to strengthen commercial relation with Nepal and other South Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
The NPCCI is led by Roseline Budhathoki as president. Mesdames Blessie G. Dhakal, Salvacion P. Shakya, Luzviminda P. Thapa and Floramae Paudel are its senior vice president, junior vice president, secretary and treasurer, respectively, while Marivic A. Gurung and Emma L. Pariyar are executive members.
According to Philippine Consul General ad Honorem Suraj Vaidya, Nepalese businesses are interested in Philippine products featured in various local exhibition such as Manila FAME, IFEX Philippines, Philconstruct, and Worldbex.