Addressing business and industry leaders in Mumbai at an event organised by All India Association of Industries (AIAI), the visiting Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli asked Indian businesses to exploit the conducive investment atmosphere present in areas like tourism, hydropower, IT, etc.
While businessmen from various countries are coming forward to come invest in Nepal, the Nepal PM said that the country is keen to have more Indian investments considering closeness of two countries and mutual progress.
Exploiting the large presence of people from Bollywood including the likes of Manisha Koirala, Ketan Desai, Firoz Nadiadwala, Manmohan Shetty, Subhash Ghai, Oli urged Bollywood to explore the possibilities of film shooting in Nepal. “Nepal has abundance of scenic beauty, glaciers and plenty of open space and is more suited for tourism and location shootings,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Kalantri, President, AIAI, said, “We are interested in taking advantage of the business opportunities Nepal has to offer as well as we would like to participate in programmes organised by Nepal if given an opportunity”. He also said, “We cannot forget Nepal and India share long-standing cultural and friendly ties, and would not like to miss any business opportunities and participate in rehabilitation programmes of Nepal after the earthquake.”