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NRNA to establish Rs 10-billion fund to invest in infrastructures

File: Kumar Panta

Kathmandu, February 11

The Non-resident Nepali Association is preparing to establish a Rs 10-billion fund to generate capital to invest in Nepal’s infrastructure development. The organisation says it is preparing to register a company in Nepal for this purpose.

NRNA President Kumar Panta says the company registration process will be complete soon, adding the organisation then would expedite other preparations for the operation of the fund.

Panta adds the NRNA itself will own 10 per cent of the shares whereas 85 per cent of the shares will be distributed among non-resident Nepali individuals.

The association will call an IPO for the NRNs soon, informs the leader.

Meanwhile, the government will also provide its contribution for the remaining five per cent of the fund’s size, the organisation and the Finance Ministry agreed on Thursday.

During the meeting, Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel said the government would provide all kinds of needful assistance for the operation of the fund.

Industry Minister Lekh Raj Bhatta, Finance Secretary Shishir Kumar Dhungana, Revenue Secretary Ram Sharan Pudasaini, Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Maha Prasad Adhikari, Investment Board Nepal CEO Sushil Bhatta among others were present in the meeting.

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