Subisu CAN CommTech 2016 kicks off

Published On: September 8, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

First day sees 39,000 footfalls

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Subisu CAN CommTech 2016 kicked off at the Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall in Kathmandu from Thursday. The four-day information communication technology (ICT) event is being organized by CAN Federation. 

In the previous years, the event was organized under the brand name of CAN InfoTech. 
Inaugurating the program, Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki said that the government will assist the private sector to promote ICT in Nepal. “The ICT sector is growing in Nepal. But we need to produce ICT content in local language, like China is doing, so that many Nepalis, who do not understand English, can benefit from advancement in ICT,” he added.

Addressing the program, Binod Dhakal, president of CAN Federation, said that the event would prove beneficial to people who are interested to take stock of latest development in information and technology sector. “With such events, we believe ICT will reach to remote areas of the country thereby helping materialize our concept of eNepal,” he added. “We can materialize eNepal in just five years if the government comes up with proper vision and puts ICT sector in high priority.”

On the occasion, Vice President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Dinesh Shrestha, lamented the government's inability to make an international standard exhibition hall in the country. 

According to the organizers, the CommTech has altogether 81 stalls of firms dealing on hardware sales and maintenance, and mobile phones and accessories, Internet service providers, power solution providers, software solution providers, and ICT colleges, among others. 

Officials of the CAN Federation say that the exhibitors have been offering attractive discounts on their products and services. 

Meanwhile, CAN Federation, issuing a statement, said that the event drew 39,000 visitors on the first day of the event. The organizers are targeting 150,000 visitors.  

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