KATHMANDU, Aug 29: A visiting delegation of industrialists from South Korea including ambassador to Nepal, Park Taeyoung, called on Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transport, Prakash Jwala, and sought a proposal for the investment in the infrastructure sector in Nepal.
During the meeting held at the Minister's office in Singh Durbar on Monday, the delegation reminded that they were investing in Nepal's hydropower, and now ready to invest in the infrastructure sector as well.
Ambassador Park said South Korea was ready to invest in the roadway and railway in Nepal. So, it was prepared to hold thorough discussion on any concrete project to this regard. He also recalled that although Nepal and South Korea were ready for Korean investment in the infrastructure sector in 2018, change in government obviated the signing of agreement.
After some months, the establishment of diplomatic ties between Nepal and South Korea is reaching 50 years. South Korea is interested to utilize the occasion with investment in Nepal.
In response, Minister Jwala said he would make utmost initiative to prepare a proposal for the investment. If significant agreements on Korean investment in infrastructure were made, it would further strengthen two-country relations.
He thanked the Korean government for providing training to Nepali engineers at different time.