Chandra Prasad Dhakal elected Chairman of Nepal’s Chamber of Commerce

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The Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently held its 57th Annual General Meeting on 28th, 29th, and 30th of Chait 2079BS, where a new working committee was elected. Chandra Prasad Dhakal, who previously served as the senior vice president, was elected as the new chairman.

As the newly elected president, Dhakal has set an agenda to increase the private sector’s contribution to the economy, promote public-private partnership, increase domestic and foreign investment, enhance the respect for the private sector, and boost the morale of industrialists. Additionally, he aims to invest in at least one major infrastructure project in every province during his tenure.

Dhakal, a first-generation entrepreneur and businessman, is the founding president of Dhakal IME Group, which has more than two dozen business and industrial establishments across the globe, providing direct and indirect employment to over 20,000 and 40,000 people, respectively. The group focuses on investing and entrepreneurship in the service sector, infrastructure development, and manufacturing sector, with companies in remit, banking, trade, information technology, communication, energy, tourism, hotels and resorts, automobiles, insurance, sports, and entertainment.

Dhakal’s IME Group has also contributed significantly to the formal economy of Nepal by bringing remittances into the country through legal means, saving workers from unnecessary hassles and fraud. He has been recognized by the Government of Nepal and has received several awards, including the ‘Important Professional Person Award-CIP’ and the ‘Big Taxpayer Award.’

Moreover, Dhakal has been actively involved in building new tourist destinations and expanding investment in tourism infrastructure. He has also been leading relief and rescue efforts during disasters such as the 2072 earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recognition of his contributions, Dhakal has been honored with several prestigious awards by the Government of Nepal, including the Sukirtimaya Rashtradeep, Gorkha Dakshin Bahu 4th, and Prabal Janasewashree 4th. He is also the unpaid consul of the Republic of Indonesia for Nepal.

(FNCCI Election 2079 Update)

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