Koirala seeks ITC help to promote Nepal tea
Nepal sought help from International Trading Centre (ITC) to promote Nepal tea.
In a meeting with the ITC executive director Arancha Gonzalez, here in Bali – in the sidelines of ninth ministerial conference of WTO, today, trade, commerce and supplies, and finance minister Shankar Prasad Koirala sought ITC's help in promoting Nepal tea that has international quality.
Hailing ITC's efforts to build capacity of the Nepali exporters, he asked the centre to expand the programme to the rural areas too.
After successful Constituent Assembly (CA) elections on November 19, the country will shift its focus to develop productive economy, Koirala added.
Gonzalez, on the occasion, committed to continue ITC support to promote Nepal's exports. She said the centre will continue its support for the development of pashmina industry and its export promotion.
Nepal has exported Rs 2.18 billion worth Pashmina shawl – out of the total Rs 77.35 biilion export – in the last fiscal year 2012-13, according to the data from Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC).