What are the Key Potential areas for investment within the Agriculture Sector in Nepal?

Some of the Key potential areas for investment within the Agriculture Sector are: Agricultural Inputs Industries (tools/machineries, fertilizer, pesticides, seed/saplings etc.) Food Processing and marketing Irrigation and other agricultural infrastructure development Cold storage and Warehouses Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) processing Meat processing and Leather industries Livestock feed industries

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What are the enabling environments to invest in agriculture sector in Nepal?

Agriculture is the mainstay of Nepal’s economy and comprises 27.59 % of nation’s GDP (2017/2018). Nepal’s unique Altitude variation (from 59 meters to 8848 meters) provides diverse climate and topography for cultivation of wide range of agro products. Nepal’s Agriculture Development Strategy (2015 – 2035) addresses improved investment climate for agricultural commercialization. OIBN supports to promote and manage public-private partnerships (PPP) and Private Investment for domestic and foreign investments.

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What is the sectorial opportunity in banking and finance?

The Banking and Financial Institutions (BFI) sector in Nepal has played a key role in increasing the growth of Nepal’s services sector. As of April 2018, there have been 28 Commercial Banks, 33 Development Banks, and 25 Finance Companies. Recently, Nepal Infrastructure Bank (NFI) has also been established to finance large scale infrastructure development project. Nepal possess tremendous investment opportunity in Banking and Finance and have been playing crucial role for increased access to finance and enhance digital economy.

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What is the situation urbanization in Nepal?

The constitution of Nepal 2015 created 7 provinces, 77 districts with 6 metropolitan and 11 sub-metropolitan cities, 276 urban and 460 rural municipalities. At present, 58% of the Nepal’s population lives in urban area which was only 17% as per census 2011. The major causes of rapid urbanization are reclassification and migration from rural to urban areas which resulted in urban infrastructure deficit. The key shortcoming of Nepal’s urbanization effort is that the agenda is being implemented through disjointed projects/ activities with inadequate planning or no planning for whole urban…

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What is the sectorial opportunity in education sector?

In Nepal, investment opportunities lie in the areas of technical and vocational education, education city, and research center. The Government of Nepal is increasingly focused on improving labor productivity and developing skilled labor-force that can meet industry needs, both at home and abroad. The Fifteenth Five Year Periodic Plan also states full and optimum utilization of human resource capital, which opens up an endeavor to invest in education quint-essential for production of skilled and vibrant labor force.

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What is the sectorial opportunity in energy?

The largest available renewable energy resource in Nepal is hydropower, which has a theoretical potential of approximately 83,000 MW. While economically viable hydropower capacity stands at 42,000 MW, the current installed capacity is only approximately 1182 MW. In FY 2018/19, NEA’s hydropower plants, including small ones generated a total of 2,548.11 GWh of electricity, and the total power purchased from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) within Nepal was 2,190.05 GWh. In addition to hydropower, Nepal also possesses other renewable resources with significant potential, including solar, wind and biomass. In the case…

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What is the sectorial opportunity in health?

The Government of Nepal (GoN) has prioritized private sector investment in health infrastructure particularly tertiary hospital and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Nepal has specifically identified the collaboration need between public and private sector for delivery of health services to outperform on its health indicator. Nepal has a relatively large population of 29 million but significant proportion of medicine and health care supply is met by way of imports. There are untapped opportunities for large scale pharmaceutical manufacturers to fill the supply gaps by introducing new technologies and taking the pharmaceutical industry to…

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What is the sectorial opportunity in ICT?

Nepal’s ICT sector is one of the fastest emerging sector in the country and has been prioritized for foreign direct investment. The Government of Nepal (GoN) has given special emphasis to Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) due to its high export potential. Owing to its large, young, skilled and low wage English speaking labor force, Nepal has a huge potential for BPO. Each year, approximately 5500 Nepalese graduates enter into the IT sector. In addition, the continual improvement in telecommunications and internet infrastructures acts a sector catalyst…

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