Federation of Contractors Association- Nepal (FCAN) has stated that they can create employment opportunities if government prepares environment favourable for the same.
It stated that about 1.5 million workers were involved in the construction sector and of them one million were Nepali while 500,000 were Indian nationals before the COVID-19 outbreak.
FCAN Chair Rabi Singh shared that they could manage job opportunities to three million people if government provided skill enhancement training to them soon. He argued that the government should ensure good governance and effective Procurement Act so that the private sector could work better.
The merger process of Nepali companies should be made easier and effective, he said, adding that selection of projects was essential to create employment opportunities immediately.
According to him, the home returnees should be involved in development sectors in the country. He said Nepali workers could replace Indian workers if they were trained soon.
Privatization of infrastructure development, road construction, hydro power, housing and other constructions helps creates more employment opportunities, he suggests.
Source: National News Agency Nepal