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KATHMANDU: Nepal has received a foreign investment pledge worth Rs 30 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year.
As per the statistics maintained by the Department of Industries, commitments have been made for the investment of around Rs 30 billion in 122 industries in the past five months (July 16 to December 7) of the current fiscal year.
The largest commitment is for the service-oriented sector as Rs 15.95 billion has been pledged for 35 industries under this category. Towards the service sector, pledges have been received from China (Rs 600 million for four industries based on agriculture and forest products), from the Netherlands (Rs 56 million for energy-based industry and Rs 450 million for four industries relating to information, communications, and broadcasting service. Likewise, 3.24 billion has been pledged for 19 production-based industries and Rs 9.55 billion for 55 tourism industries.
China has pledged the highest investment (around 80 percent) in Nepal in the given period. China pledges for the investment of over Rs 23.64 billion in 102 industries.
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