Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SAARC Secretariat ready to assist Nepal handicrafts: FHAN
SAARC Secretariat ready to assist Nepal handicrafts: FHAN
May '13
The SAARC Secretariat has offered to help the design development centre, handicraft laboratory and handicraft emporium at Tripureshwor, Himalayan Times quoted Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal (FHAN) President Hem Ratna Shakya as saying.
If things turn out well, FHAN, which presently runs an emporium in Thamel in Kathmandu, would receive Np Rs. 150 million in assistance for its development project on the site of Department of Cottage and Small Industries at Tripureshwor, he added.
The association is also gearing up to request the Government to extend an assistance of Rs. 2.5 million for the development project, Mr. Shakya said. 
He said the Government is positively considering FHAN’s demand to give them land at Tripureshwor to develop a handicraft laboratory, a well equipped design centre and a handicraft emporium.
Realizing that in present times of competition, the domestic sector cannot solely rely on its traditional market – Europe, FHAN has also urged the Government to provide it financial assistance of Rs. 7.5 million to search or expand in new markets.
Mr. Sakhya said Nepali handicraft exporters need to focus on the market trend in Eastern Europe, Mexico, South Africa and Brazil to boost exports. 
According to Nepal Rastra Bank statistics, handicraft exports from Nepal dipped 49.7 percent during the first eight months of the current fiscal, against the same period of last year.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Benetton seeks approval for FDI in single-brand retail

Global fashion brand Benetton Group, has sought Indian government's...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Walmart to conduct GST workshops for SME suppliers

With the objective of supporting its small and medium-sized (SME)...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search