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Presentation by Mr Birendra Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

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  1. 1. INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY PRESENTER BIRENDRA KUMAR MISHRA Joint-Secretary Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE 1 1. COUNTRY OVERVIEW 2. OVERVIEW OF IT SECTOR IN NEPAL 3. INVESTMENT POTENTIAL AND OPPORTUNITIES 4. POLICY INCENTIVES ON IT BASED INDUSTRIES
  3. 3. COUNTRY OVERVIEW 7 STATES, 753 LOCAL GOVT 41% YOUTH 65.90% LITERATE 59.69 % INTERNET ACCESS YEARLY 7500 IT GRADUATE 250 NEW INTERNET USERS/HR 133.7% MOBILE SUBSCRIPTION ICT INDEX- DEVELOPMENT 117
  4. 4. CURRENT STATUS LATEST TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN NEPAL  E-commerce  Internet Broadband  Digital Wallet  Online Ride Sharing  Electronic Gadgets  Gaming  Online Business  Electric Vehicles  Robotics  Artificial Intelligence
  5. 5. SUCCESSFUL IT ESTABLISHMENTS
  6. 6. INCENTIVE ON SEZ 100 % INCOME TAX EXEMPTION DIVIDEND TAX EXEMPTION EXEMPTION ON REPATRIATION ONE DOOR FACILITATION
  7. 7. INCOME TAX/VAT/CUSTOMS EXEMPTIONS EMPLOYMENT BASED REBATE SCHEMES ON INCOME TAX UP TO 30% ZERO VAT AND CUSTOM FOR IT INDUSTRIES IN SEZ ZERO VAT AND VAT REFUND FACILITIES ON EXPORT ZERO VAT FOR THE SERVICES SUPPLIED IN SEZ
  8. 8. RELEVANT ACTS AND POLICIES SECTOR SPECIFIC  Income Tax Act, 2002 A.D.  VAT Act, 1996 A.D.  Companies Act, 2006 A.D.  Industrial Enterprise Act, 2016 A.D  Special Economic Zone Act, 2016 A.D  Labor Act, 2017 A.D  Telecommunication Act 1997 A. D.  Radio Act 1957 A.D.  National Broadcasting Act 1993 A. D.  Consumer Protection Act 1998 A. D.  ICT Policy, 2015  Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act, 2019 A.D GENERAL
  9. 9. GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE  CUSTOM SYSTEM  COMPANY REGISTRATION SYSTEM  BIDDING SYSTEM  MRP SYSTEM  LAND RECORD SYSTEM  DRIVING LICENSE SYSTEM  PKI/ DATA CENTER  TAXATION SYSTEM
  10. 10. DIGITAL NEPAL PROGRAM The Digital Nepal Program is designed to enable to harness its growth potential by leveraging disruptive technologies and driving socioeconomic growth. Impact of about USD 8 Billion by the program by 2022.
  11. 11. Ongoing Government Projects National IDSystem Government Cloud Digital Education System Smart Cities Optical Fiber Single window System for Trade Facilitation ONGOING GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
  12. 12. 0.4862 0.4055 0.4590 0.4274 0.4111 0.4748 0.3990 0.3989 0.3929 0.3816 0.2948 0.5779 0.5491 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 Bangladesh Uganda Rwanda Bhutan Zambia Nepal Vanuatu Togo Tanzania Timor- Lesta LDC Average Asia Average World Average NEPAL’S POSITION IN UN E-GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT INDEX OF LDCS (2018)
  13. 13. STATUS OF AUDIO, VIDEO LICENSE DESCRIPTIONS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 TOTAL FM Radio 55 71 64 95 75 872 FM Radio Regular Transmission 51 124 18 42 20 627 Television 29 4 11 23 8 124 Television Regular Transmission 1 1 0 5 6 36 Cable Television 54 24 2 0 0 853 DTH 0 0 0 1 1 2 Licenses for Downlink 9 40 29 30 16 150 VHF/UHF Transmitter 137 204 229 182 70 642 Sales and Distribution of Radio Equipment 17 23 40 99 12 208 Number of Feature film Censored 222 196 200 216 128 1157 Number of commercial Movies 132 93 99 115 54 637 Foreign Movies Shooting 87 93 108 103 44 517 Source: Economic Survey, 2018. MOF
  14. 14. STATUS OF TELEPHONE AND MOBILE CONNECTION Source: Economic Survey, 2018. MOF * Initial 8 months data Service Provider 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18* Nepal Telecom Limited 10,903,344.00 12,981,942.00 15,014,434.00 17,601,610.00 19,113,776.00 United Telecom Limited 508,841.00 524,768.00 526,689.00 526,869.00 526,873.00 Ncell Pvt. Ltd. 11,924,552.00 12,905,513.00 14,145,758.00 15,755,829.00 16,424,202.00 STM Telecom Pvt. Ltd 3,095.00 2,987.00 2,987.00 2,987.00 - Nepal Satellite Telecom Pvt. Ltd 150,000.00 366,463.00 371,668.00 371,668.00 328,538.00 Smart Telecom Pvt. Ltd 1,064,998.00 1,322,556.00 1,398,100.00 1,618,138.00 1,765,011.00 Others 1,742.00 1,742.00 1,742.00 1,742.00 1,742.00 Total 24,556,572.00 28,105,971.00 31,461,378.00 35,878,843.00 38,160,142.00
  15. 15. WHY INVESTMENT IN NEPAL ? Connectivity across the country 41% youth Population Low labor Cost Favorable Time Zone for BPO Attractive invectives and Benefits Uninterrupted Power Supply Nepal’s strategic location between two big economies Political Stability ICT- Priority Sector of Govt. WHY INVESTMENT IN NEPAL?
  16. 16. THANK YOU

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