Kathmandu, July 9: A three-day 'National Labour and Employment Conference- 2069 BS' kicked off in the Capital today with a view to finding employment opportunities.
The theme of the Conference is 'Respectful Work and Promotion of Cordial Labour Relations for Employment-Oriented Economic Growth'. The Conference is expected to hold extensive talks on the labour-related acts and its timely revisions and give necessary recommendations to the government to that end.
Inaugurating the Conference, Minister for Labour and Employment Kumar Belbase said the government was committed to inclusive economic development and to creating respectful job opportunities. He expressed the hope that the Conference would be fruitful in establishing cordial relations between the private sector and the government.
Similarly, Ministry's Secretary and Chairman of Conference Organising Committee Somlal Subedi said the Conference would be successful in formulating clear policies regarding the employment sector. Director General at the Department, Dr Man Bahadur BK stressed the need of giving priority to competitiveness, productiveness and employment for creating productive and respectful job opportunities for women and marginalized communities.
Representative of Professionals Federation Nepal, Bishwanath Pyakurel, chairman of the Nepal Inclusive Trade Union Federation Indra Dev Mishra, Chairman of All Nepal Trade Union Federation Shalikram Jamar Kattel, Chairman of Nepal Trade Union Congress- Independent Laxman Basnet, Chairman of General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions Bishnu Rimal, Acting Chairman of Confederation of Nepalese Industries Narendra Kumar Basnet and Vice President of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Pashupati Murarka stressed the need of reforms in the labour sector. It is said that around 2.5 million people in the country are unemployed.