Friday, February 06, 2009

Nepal - outages from power cuts

Power outage is crippling telecom services: admits Mahara

Minister for Information and Communication Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Thursday said that the ongoing load-shedding had been affecting telecom services across the country.

He made this remark while inaugurating a mid-zone level IT (Information and Technology) fair organized by the Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) in Hetauda.

Minister Mahara also expressed readiness to collaborate with CAN to buttress the IT sector of the country.

Speaking at the same occasion, Kush Kumar Joshi, president, FNCCI (Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry) opined that IT has emerged as an indispensable tool for the broad-based progress of the country.

He also urged the government to create an investment-friendly atmosphere to propel the country towards the path of economic prosperity.

The fair, which features 82 stalls, will last till February 9.

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