By Alisha Shrestha on Jan 03,2018 - 18:16
‘Belt and Road Initiative of China and its impact on Nepal’ was conducted by Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) in its annual festival. The ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ of China has created a buzz in contemporary international relations. With the global ambitions of raising its geo-political clout and to establish itself as a global superpower, China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project is receiving unprecedented media attention and becoming a global political and economic debate.
If transit route for China penetrate into South Asia, including India, Nepal can reap benefits from the development of the transport infrastructure. Not only from the economic point of view, but also from the cultural and religious side, Nepal-China relations will elevate to the next level after the OBOR.
Number of experts were available in the event and discussed on OBOR concept, how Nepal can take initiative from it and how Nepal could perceive benefit from it. The ambitious project of Chinese President Xi Xinping was conversed throughout the conclave.
The thematic presenters Mitra Bandhu Paudel (principal, LACM) and Dr Yubraj Sangraula (former attorney general) made presentations on the concept of Belt and Road Initiative and what it meant for Nepal. The panelist of three presenters that included Rajan Sharma (president, Nepal Freight Forwarder’s Association), Bishwo Paudel (senior economist with the National Planning Commission) and Dr Kalyan Raj Sharma (president, Nepal China Friendship Forum) discussed on the various aspects of this initiative
Dr Bishwo Paudel talked over historical significance of Nepal and China; how two of the countries are acting as benefactor in the times of difficulty. Dr Kalyan Sharma exchanged views on general relationship between two neighboring countries- China and Nepal. Rajan Sharma pinpointed connectivity between Nepal and China; how they could manage smooth operation of trade transport without legal and documented hurdles.
KUSOM students rejoiced three days annual festivals, where they interlaced their knowledge with outer sphere. The conclave of ‘Belt and Road Initiative of China and its impact on Nepal’ was conducted on second day of annual festival.Tags - KUSOM , China , One Belt One Road , annual festival
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