They have also urged the government to set up an institution in order to organise NRNs/PNO in the days ahead. Speaking at an interaction organised by Reporters’ Club Nepal here today, they called for joint efforts of the government, private sector and the Nepalis living abroad for the overall development of the country.

Bhim Udas, coordinator of the International Co-ordination Committee (ICC) of the NRN, asked Nepal government to provide dual citizenship to the NRNs. Similarly, Gopal Poudel, who runs a college in UK, said that the NRNs are worried about the reconstruction of Nepal and asked all to give up corrupt mentality in order to attract investment from non-resident Nepalis.

Aditya Jha [Chairman, POA Educational Foundation], who lives in Canada, lamented over the unnecessary delay made by the government machinery in establishing an information technology institute in Nepal. He said that transfer of technology could help Nepal build a knowledge economy, which could be a boon for resource poor country like Nepal.

Other participants of the interaction urged the government to bring in remittances through banking channel so that the country could generate a considerable amount of revenue. Dr Upendra Mahato, Chairman of NRN ICC, said that NRNs have sentimental attachment to the motherland and are willing to invest in Nepal. Finance Minister Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani said that the government is committed to extend best possible support to the NRNs and its involvement in the organisation of the conference is a testimony to it.

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