Does an investor need to pay project negotiation agreement fee?

Yes, based on Rule 35 (6) of Public- Private Partnership and Investment Regulation 2020 an investor is required to pay 0.2% of the total project cost as the project negotiation agreement fee. Out of the 0.2%, the investor has to pay 30% while sitting for negotiation and the remaining 70% upon signing the agreement.

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How much fee does an investor need to pay for survey license approval?

The amount of survey license approval fee depends on nature of the project based on Rule 29 (3) (10) and Annex 5 of Public- Private Partnership and Investment Regulation 2020. Following is the categorization of the required fee. For Hydropower Projects Sn Installed Capacity Survey License Approval Fee (in NPR) Extension Fee (in NPR) 1 From 200 Megawatt to 500 Megawatt NPR 50,00,000 to be paid yearly Equivalent to survey license fee to be paid yearly 2 Above 500 Megawatt NPR 60,00,000 to be paid yearly Equivalent to survey license…

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What is the status of financial institutions in Nepal?

As of July 2020, Nepal has: Class “A” (Commercial Banks): 27 Class “B” (Development Bank): 23 Class “C” (Finance Companies): 22 Class “D” (Micro Finance Financial Institutions): 90 Infrastructure Development Bank: 1 Insurance Companies: 40 Employees Provident Fund: 1 Citizens Investment Trust: 1

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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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