The 19th edition of CAN Info-Tech kicked off at Bhrikutimandap in the capital on Wednesday.
Secretary at the Ministry of Science and Technology Keshab Prasad Bhattarai...
Secretary at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment Keshav Prasad Bhattarai inaugurated the six-day event.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhattarai said despite being in the middle of the two neighboring nations that are rich in the field of science and technologies, Nepal has not been able to promote this sector.
Similarly, Pradeep Jung Pandey of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) said that the government should give priority to the IT sector to develop it as an industry.
The Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) has been organising the event every year with an aim to disseminate information and to showcase the latest IT technologies among the general people.
CAN has fixed the ticket rate at Rs. 100 per person while student will have to pay Rs. 50. Over 450,000 visitors expected to visit the Info-Tech. Last year 420,000 people have visited the event.
Similarly, CAN ICT Conference 2013 is also scheduled on the sideline of the event with the theme 'E-Democracy' at Hotel Yak and Yeti from February 8-9, informed the organisers. nepalnews.com