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Third Leather Goods exhibition concludes

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The Third Leather Goods Exhibition 2014 concluded successfully holding a transaction of around Rs 15 million at Bhirkutimandap in the capital on Sunday.

The five-day exhibition also witnessed over 60,000 footfalls, according to the organiser Nepal Leather Shoes Producers Association.

Of the total visitors, some 40 percent purchased the leather products, RSS quoted Association’s vice-chairman Jeevan Nepali as saying.

The main objective of organising the event is to promote and boost Nepali products along with developing entrepreneurship, exhibition coordinator Bashu Nepali had said on the inaugural day.

Minister for Industry Shankar Koirala had inaugurated the exhibition amid a function in the venue on 14 January, 2014.

During his speech, Koirala had said that the government is also preparing directives to use the domestic products mandatorily in the government offices to promote the domestic goods.

The event featured some 60 stalls of various leather products including jackets, belts, bags and shoes, among others.