HELSINKI, August 14: Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that the skills and experience acquired by Nepalis in different countries around the world should be used for the prosperity of their motherland. The Nepalis who are scattered all over the world seeking employment and education should contribute to the socio-economic development of their country.
Addressing a program organized by the Nepali community living in Finland on Saturday, Minister Bhusal said we should create a situation to respect work in Nepal too and we can live a happy life in our own country without toiling as hard as we must abroad. "The aim of Nepal now is economic and social development, hence you should return and join the campaign to make the country prosperous," she said.
Emphasizing on the need to learn the good things of developed countries and use it to build our own country, she said that just as the Finns progressed in economic prosperity, Nepalis should also work together to make their country economically strong.
Expressing the belief that Nepal can become prosperous only by developing and promoting agriculture, water resources and tourism, she shared that Nepal has recently started making good income by exporting electricity. "I request all Nepalis to return home to make use of the fertile land, natural resources and resources of their country," she said.
She also assured that to take the initiative to solve the problem of visa for Nepalis by establishing a consular office in Helsinki.
President of Gulmi-Rupakot Society, Bhaktiram Bhandari, said that there is compulsion to go to another country for the visa process for traveling back to Nepal and requested the Minister to take the initiative to address the problem. More than 500 Nepalis living in Finland participated in the program.
A high-level team led by Minister Bhusal including Secretary at the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation Sagar Kumar Rai and other officials has come to Finland to promote cooperation between the Governments of Nepal and Finland on reducing the increasing risk of natural disasters caused by climate change.