Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SAARC handicraft centre to cost US$ 2.7mn: FHAN
SAARC handicraft centre to cost US$ 2.7mn: FHAN
31
Aug '13
The new South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Handicraft Design and Development Centre would cost around US$ 2.7 million, according to estimates derived on basis of a joint study by Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal (FHAN), Department of Cottage and Small Industries, and Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology shows.
 
The report detailing total projected cost for setting up the new centre and the budgetary provisions has been submitted to the Ministry of Industry, FHAN Director General Dilip Khanal said, The Himalayan Times reported.
 
Mr. Khanal said they are looking forward to next SAARC summit, where Finance Minister of Nepal Shanker Prasad Koirala probably would present a proposal for the said SAARC Handicraft Design and Development Centre project.
 
Once the project is approved, the SAARC Development Fund would further US$ 2.7 million for establishment of the new centre, which shall be constructed by 2014, Mr. Khanal said.
 
Nepal Government has already accepted to provide three ropanis of land (1 ropani = approx. 508.72 sq m) for construction of the said centre on the premises of Tripureshwor-based Department of Cottage and Small Industries. 
 
Besides facilitating research, development and training aiming at production of innovative handicraft items, the proposed centre would also work to promote Nepali handmade products in international markets.
 
As FHAN already operates a handicraft emporium in Thamel, it intends to set up a SAARC handicraft emporium and handicraft laboratory within the projected new building of Handicraft Design and Development Centre (HANDECEN).  
 
HANDECEN is an autonomous body, established by FHAN, in association with the Government to create innovate and quality products for developing the Nepali handicrafts industry. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: GOV.UK

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2021

UK economy not hit as hard by COVID as expected: Chancellor Sunak

Painting a positive picture of the health of the UK economy as it...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2021

China asks US to create conditions to push phase-I of trade deal

China and the US should join hands to create conditions to implement...

Pic: Pixabay

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2021

China Cotton Index to move down considerably by end of 2021

China Cotton Index (CCI) is expected to move down as Chinese monetary ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchains will be in heavy use by early adopters by 2025

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Strongly believe in 'people first' policy.

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Multi-functional garments will be next big thing

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla,

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla

In the financial hub of eastern India, Kolkata, a humble production...

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka,

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka

Headquartered in Kolkata, India, sustainable clothing brand Ora was...

J Vargas,

J Vargas

With a vision to be the world's top tier textile manufacturer, Badjatex...

Dr. Sean Blamires, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre

Dr. Sean Blamires
Evolution and Ecology Research Centre

Using spider silk for clothing may not seem to be an attractive...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Reynu Taandon, Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Reynu Taandon
Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Renowned womenswear designer <b>Reynu Taandon </b>has been serving the...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2021

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


Advanced Search