Minister Badu gave instructions to operate the Chobhar dry port as per the target
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Dilendra Prasad Badu has inspected the Chobhar dry port. Minister Badu has directed to operate the port as per the target.
Minister Badu also instructed the Board of Directors to operate as per the target as the time and cost of traders and businessmen would be reduced through integrated check post, warehouse management, security and other facilities through Kathmandu Dry Port.
Ashish Gajurel, Executive Director of Nepal Intermodal Transport Development Committee, briefed the Minister about the condition of the port, problems encountered, progress so far, and future plans.
All the trucks and containers coming from the Birgunj checkpoint to the Upatyaka and other districts at the port, which has been in operation since April 22, have not been able to come directly to the port with ‘digital lock’. The Minister had taken special interest in the situation where only 12 containers have arrived so far.
On his return from the port, Minister Badu also visited the Innovation Center. The Innovation Center has been doing remarkable work in Nepal through innovation in various product and service sectors as per the needs of the society. The Minister also pledged that the government would extend necessary cooperation to further expand the market by linking the organization with entrepreneurship.
On his return from the port, Minister Badu also inspected the Innovation Center.
Chairman of the Innovation Center Mahavir Pun thanked the Minister for his first visit to the Innovation Center for his encouragement. He urged the government to create a conducive working environment by allocating 1 percent of the total development budget to the field of innovation and to take concrete initiatives for that.