August 30, 2016 12:30 AM NPT
73 brands showcasing their products, services
KATHMANDU, Aug 30: NADA Auto Show - the largest automobiles show in the country - is beginning in Kathmandu from Tuesday.
Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara is scheduled to inaugurate the 11th edition of the auto show amid a ceremony.
Organizers say that the six-day event aims at promoting the growth of domestic automotive industry. “From the very first edition, the auto show has played a crucial role to promote country's automobile sector. This year also, the auto show is bringing all stakeholders of the automotive industry under one roof where problems, prospects and challenges of the industry can be discussed,” Shambhu Dahal, coordinator of NADA Auto Show, said.
According to organizers, the automobile trade fair offers an excellent platform for automobile dealers and automotive component dealers and suppliers to showcase their new products and technologies as well as establish new business contacts.
The auto show will have 125 stalls and pavilions occupied by 73 locals and international brands, products and services. Sixteen brands of four-wheelers, 15 brands of two-wheelers and five brands of heavy commercial vehicles are being showcased at the auto show.
Four-wheeler brands like Datsun, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mahindra, MG, Nissan, Renault, Skoda, Suzuki, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen and Ssangyong, heavy commercial vehicle brands like Ashok Leyland, Eicher, Escorts, Mahindra, Tata, and two-wheeler brands like Bajaj, Bela, Benelli, Hero, Honda, KTM, Mahindra, Royal Enfield, Runner, Scomadi, Suzuki, TVS, UM, Vespa and Yamaha, among others, are participating in the event.
Similarly, the auto show will also have stalls of financial institutions, firms showcasing new technological developments and auto safety technology, firms dealing on spare parts, lubricants, tire, generator, garage equipments, batteries and other accessories.
According to Dahal, there will be separate sections for two-wheelers, four-wheelers, commercial vehicles and financial institutions.
The organizers are expecting 50,000 automobile enthusiasts during the event. Similarly, they are expecting Rs 2 billion worth of business deals during the six-day event.