Kathmandu, Mar. 10: The second edition of National Economists’ Conference will be held in Kathmandu on March 10-11.
With the slogan of ‘Our campaign to build a self-reliant and advanced economy,” the conference is going to be organised by the National Economic Concern Society (NECS) Nepal in collaboration with various organisations.
According to the NECS, the aim of the conference is conducting debates on contemporary issues of the economy and providing suggestions for implementation to the government, political parties and bodies involved in policy making.
The two-day conference was divided into an opening session on the first day and a technical session on the second day, according to the press release issued by the NECS.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is scheduled to inaugurate the conference.
It is said that one paper on contemporary issues will be presented in the opening session of the first day and 15 papers will be presented in the technical session.
The Prime Minister as well as former Prime Ministers, former Finance Ministers, representatives of political parties, current and former vice-chairmen of the National Planning Commission, governors and former governors of the Nepal Rastra Bank, senior and emerging economists, representatives of Nepal Bankers Association, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Nepalese Industries, Nepal Chamber of Commerce will participate in the conference.
Similarly, Vice Chancellors of Universities, Chairman of Rural and Municipal Federation, parliamentarians, representatives of banking sector, university professors and students, experts involved in policy research, industrialists, people of various levels concerned with the national economy and journalists will be present.
Various topics of the economy, including uncontrolled imports and its effect, raising interest rates and liquidity problem, and investment environment will be discussed in this conference to support the creation of an investment-friendly environment, the promotion of domestic industries and the information technology sector.
In addition, the working papers presented in this conference and the conclusions of the conference will be prepared as proceedings and submitted to the government and related policy makers.
The organisers expect that this will contribute significantly to the country’s journey towards economic prosperity.