The Indian Railway Board invited Nepali businessmen to attend a discussion about how railway infrastructure could be improved along the Indo-Nepal border. Ashok Kumar Baidya, vice-president of the Parsa Chamber of Commerce, requested the addition of an overhead bridge in Raxaul, extra coaches and railway lines, and a high-speed rail service from metro cities to Birganj. Baidya also requested India to build an east-west railway from Kakarbhitta to Nautanwa and develop railway infrastructure at Gorakhpur.
The Government of Japan has agreed to grant Nepal over Rs 556 million to help cut food deficits in several districts. Under the agreement, Nepal Food Corporation will use the grant to distribute rice through its national distribution network. As of 2009, Japan has given 8.9 billion yen in food aid to Nepal. Mizuno said he hoped the assistance would the address the needs of local people and thereby help move the peace process along.
Computers for students
Rotary Club of Patan handed over 80 computers and printers to nine public schools in Lalitpur district. Vocational education will also be provided. Approximately 4000 students and the local community are expected to benefit. The funding of $25,000 was provided by a Rotary Matching Grant project with Rotary Club of Grapevine, USA. Rotary Club Patan has handed over 326 computers worth $100,000, making it the largest computer donor in the country.
Laxmi Intercontinental inaugurated its new Hyundai showroom in Thapathali on 10 February. The opening was inaugurated by Gi Baek Lee, GM of Asia Pacific region, and Yoo Sung Gul, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Korea.
Yasuda Mobile launched its latest C88 CDMA phone, which has a colour display and FM radio, and will be available at UTL customer care at Hattisar. You can also get a free UTL U-SIM on purchase of the phone.
Clickz, an energy drink from Thailand's Osotspa Company, is being launched in Nepal. Osotspa will be partnering with Maata Durga Marketing Solution in Nepal.
After the successful launch of its permanent hair removal and skin rejuvenation laser treatment facilities, Touchbeauty laser clinic is offering new services - skin resurfacing for acne scars, burn and surgery scars, sun damage recovery, melasma, stretch mark reduction, tattoo and birthmark removal and much more.
Everest Bank entered into an agreement with Habib American Bank to allow Nepalis in the US to send inward remittances to beneficiary accounts in Everest Bank of upto $2000 free of cost.