US Embassy partners with FNCCI for new American Corner
US Embassy has established a American Corner at the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI).
US ambassador Peter W Bodde and FNCCI president Suraj Vaidya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to open a new American Corner at the FNCCI premises at Teku in Kathmandu later in 2014.
It will be the largest American Corner library supported by the US Embassy in in Nepal with over 10,000 books, online resources, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, and seating for over 50 patrons at one time, Bodde said after the signing ceremony.
"The print and digital materials in the library will focus on entrepreneurship in order to help young entrepreneurs in establishing new businesses," he said, adding that information on entrepreneurship will also be disseminated across Nepal through FNCCI’s district chamber offices. "The eighth American Corner in Nepal will also house meeting and conference spaces where Embassy public events will be held."
Ambassador Bodde on the occasion also stressed the American Embassy’s interest in opening the new American Corner to support economic growth in Nepal. "We want the Corner to be a one-stop shop for Nepali men and women, especially young people, who are thinking about starting their own company or who already have their own businesses,” he added.