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2 opportunities plenary_mr suraj vaidya

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Presentation by Mr. Suraj Vaidya, Former President of FNCCI

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2 opportunities plenary_mr suraj vaidya

  1. 1. Suraj Vaidya
  2. 2. NEPAL: Mountains of Opportunities
  3. 3.  Nepal: Youngest democratic republican state  Arun 3 (900 MW) HEP: Commencement of Construction  Huaxin Cement: Started Construction of Plant  Approval of USD 200 million solar project (170 MW) - Dolma Fund Management  Approval to Japan Club International - Development and operation of 3 five-star hotels (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara)  Muktinath Cable Car, World’s longest (84 km); has started preparing DPR; investment size USD 500 million. from 2017
  4. 4.  High Rate of Return on Investment:  In an average RoI lies between approx. 12% - 15%, which is one of the healthiest returns in global markets. But, if we take the example of NCELL / UNILEVER return on equity is more than 1000%  High Economic Growth Rate: Growth of 6% and above in last 2 years, something much higher than Nepal’s average economic growth rate.  Conclusion of 3 levels of Election peacefully: All Political Parties ran on Prosperity & Economic development  Political Stability: With two-third majority government Why invest in Nepal?
  5. 5.  147,181 sq. kms of area, Nepal occupies 0.3 and 0.03 percentage of land area of Asia and the world respectively  The altitude from a min of 70 to a max of 8,848 meters and the climate varies from tundra to polar.  The country has a great variety of topography, which is reflected in the diversity of weather & climate  Nepal’s agro imports crossed Rs 200 billion for the first time in the last fiscal year.  Tremendous export potentials in niche products. (Tibet & Middle East)  Chemical fertilizer plant: Demand for urea is 700,000 MT per year  Integrated agriculture infrastructure projects in 7 Provinces VALUE CHAIN AGRICULTURE
  6. 6.  8 out 14, 8000 meters high mountains are in Nepal  Rich in heritage and culture  Birth place of Buddha  Origin of wellness and yoga  Deepest Gorge of the world  Nepal Forest coverage is 40%+  Multiple Ethnic group, speaking 100 languages and dialects.  Young skilled and disciplined workers  Film City: 25 M US$: Land 314 acers  Janaki International Heritage hotel: 20 M US$  Ski Resort in Manang: 100 M US$  Khaptad Integrated tourism: 187 M US$  3 Cable Car Projects under private sector TOURISM
  7. 7. WATER AND RENEWABLE ENERGY  70% of the overall waterflow and 40% of the dry season flow of Ganges come via Nepal  Himalaya is the water tower for majority of the population of the subcontinent.  Nepal's need for energy increases as investment & economy grows  Fuel worth US$ 1.3 billion imported in the fiscal year. (1,700 KL kerosene & 32,500 tons of cooking gas monthly  Huge possibilities of exporting excess power to Neighboring countries  Lower Arun Hydroelectric – 679 MW, 1300 M. US$  Nalsing Gad Storage Hydroelectric – 410 MW, 739.39 M. US$  SR6 Storage Hydroelectric – 652 MW, 1175 M. US$ (at 0.8 draft rate)  Tamor Storage Hydroelectric – 756 MW, 1217.4 M. US$  Sunkoshi II Storage Hydroelectric – 1110 MW, 1027 M. US$  West Seti Storage Hydroelectric – 750 MW, 1097.7 M. US$
  8. 8. INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURES  Industrial Park in Motipur, Rupandehi, 550 hectare, 80.27 M. US$  Industrial Park in Naubasta, Banke, 224 hectare, 77.6 M. US$  Special Economic Zone in Simara -120 hectare, 44.86 US$  3 Private Investments in Cement  With 30 million, Nepal ranks 49th in terms of population and enjoys strong domestic demand; Australia 24 million; the Netherlands 17 million.  Import of goods and services of Nepal increased from US$ 7.71 billion in 2015 to US$ 11.61 billion in 2017  Nepal has one of the highest proportions of working age population (52.9%)  Private investment, including foreign private investment is welcomed (almost no limit in ownership)
  9. 9. TRANSPORTATION  South Asia is one of the least integrated and connected regions of the world.  Nepal Government understands developing infrastructure enhances country's productivity, making it more competitive in the region  Nagdhunga Tunnel- 2.5 km, JICA  Gautam Buddha Airport and Pokhara Int’l Airport - under construction  Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway – Indian assistance - under construction  International and Regional Airports in Nijgadh, Biratnagar & Dhanghadi  Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Railways  Bus Rapid Transit in Kathmandu  East West Electrified Railways
  10. 10. HEALTH AND EDUCATION  Education & Health provide the strong foundation for a stable and functioning country  2000 to 2016, the number of Nepali students enrolled in degree programs abroad soared by 835% to 44,255 students in 2017 (UIS). Nepal ranked top 3 among international students in Japan.  Nepal can be a hub for quality Education and Medical services in the region.  Wellness centers and Ayurveda have huge potential.  Dhulikhel Medi-city project- 74 M. US$  Education, Sports and Health City – in 7 provinces  Gandaki Technical University – 95.5 acres, 61 M. US$
  11. 11. URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE  Hetauda Smart City -300 M. US$  Nepal Int’l Convention and Expo Centre – 24 acres, 16 M. US$  5 Integrated Solid Waste Management Projects  With 5.1 million urban population, the ratio of urbanization was 18.2 percent in 2014 and the rate of urbanization was 3%  Urbanization in Nepal is dominated by a few large and medium cities, with an excessive concentration in the Kathmandu Valley.
  12. 12. APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINES FOR THE PROJECTS SHOWCASED IN NIS 2019 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Ongoing SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION By April 20, 2019 SCREENING April 21 to May 31, 2019 DECISION FROM GOVERNMENT SIDE May 31, 2019
  13. 13. VISIT NEPAL 2020 FOR A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE

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