Incident Reports

FNCCI to hold anti-banda campaign


Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has decided to run a campaign against strikes and bandhs. In a statement, the private sector body said on Monday it will hold discussions on the issue with stakeholders. “Political parties should institutionalize the achievements that have been achieved so far and forge a consensus to come up with a constitution which will help Nepal excel on the route of economic prosperity,” the statement read. It said the campaign will be run through 96 District Chamber and Commerce, 91 commodities association, and the network of 635 different business enterprises. The campaign will include acts like spontaneous mobilization of manpower against the strike, awareness programs, discussions, meetings, interactions, and peaceful rallies, among others. “We will discuss the matter with all the stakeholders and then come up with further programs to discourage strikes and bandhs,” it said, adding a one-day strike that causes Rs 2 billion loss to the economy.