KATHMANDU, June 22: Central Carpet Industries Association (CCIA) -- the umbrella body of carpet producers -- has requested the government to treat it carpet industry as a ´sick industry´ and provide facilities accordingly.
According to a press release issued on Friday, CCIA has sought the support of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), an apex body of the private sector, to lobby with the government in this regard.
“Carpet industry has been hit hard by the shortage of skilled workforce, diminishing international market and weak promotional activities,” Lanka Man Roka, president of the CCIA, said in the release.
The CCIA officials, who reached FNCCI office on the day, also requested FNCCI to help them establish the brand of Nepali carpet in the international market.
“The industry, which was one of the largest foreign currency earner in the country, has lost its market potentiality. There should be specific measures to revive the industry," Roka said in an interaction with FNCCI officials, according to the release.