International Expo in Kathmandu This Week06 September 2011
NEPAL - The first International Poultry and Livestock Expo will be held at Direction Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kathmandu on 8 to 10 September.
My Republica reports that the three-day event is being organised by Kenyan company, Aviana, with an aim of creating market awareness regarding the latest technology in animal farming as well as creating a common platform to conduct trade between the participating countries and Nepal.
Speaking at a press briefing in the capital yesterday (5 September), Indrajeet Singh, director of Aviana, said the expo is the first of its kind in Nepal and will see participation of over 22 countries from Europe, Middle East and South Asian region along with local exhibitors.
The expo will showcase poultry products, animal medicines, animal feeds as well as latest technological equipment. The event is being organised in coordination with Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Department of Livestock Services, Nepal Veterinary Chemist and Druggist Association and Nepal Feed Industries Association.
The expo will have more than 70 stalls and is expected to attract over 25,000 visitors. The organizers have invested over 2.5 million rupees (NPR) for the expo.
Private sector has invested a total of NPR22 billion in poultry and livestock business in Nepal so far and the sector employs more than 70,000 people.