पर्यटन बजार१३ पुष २०७७, सोमबार मा प्रकाशित
December 28, Katmandu.A new project has been launched in Pokhara with the objective of helping the industry and entrepreneurs in producing the required skilled manpower. The project named Employer Lead Labor Market Secretariat was launched in Gandaki on Tuesday. The project targets agriculture, construction and tourism.The project will be operated in joint partnership of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Nepalese Industries, Federation of Nepalese Small and Household Industries, Hotel Association of Nepal and Federation of Construction Entrepreneurs. The project will be implemented with the financial support of the European Union and the management of the Tibet Practical Partnership project under the British Council.
The project was inaugurated by Dr. Giridhari Sharma Poudel, Vice-Chairman of the Policy and Planning Commission of Gandaki Pradesh at a program organized in Pokhara under the coordination of Western Hotel Association Pokhara. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the project would help in efficient and necessary labor force production and added that the government and the private sector should coordinate and produce labor force.The working period of the project approved by the Government of Nepal is 14 months and the total budget is Rs. 179.01 million, said Rabin Kumar Shrestha. The objective is to develop standards for professional categorization, to develop labor market information system and to formulate policies and programs related to technical education and vocational training to develop skilled manpower as per the requirement of employers.
Speaking at a program organized in Pokhara, Vikal Tulachan, President of the Western Hotel Association Pokhara, expressed confidence that the project would be successful in keeping Nepalis going abroad for labor at home and assisting in the production of skilled manpower as per the need.
Similarly, Binayak Shah, First Vice President of Hotel Association Nepal, says that he would extend his full support to make the project a success, adding that his organization would always work according to the concept of public-private partnership. The program was conducted by Ganesh Raj Pahari, General Secretary of Western Hotel Association Pokhara.