Monday, 2nd March 2015

US Embassy partners with FNCCI for New American Corner in Kathmandu

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US Embassy and Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) have agreed to open a new American Corner at the FNCCI premises in Teku, Kathmandu later in 2014.

The agreement to this effect was signed between US Ambassador Peter W. Bodde signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FNCCI president Suraj Vaidya in Kathmandu on Monday, according to the press statement issued by the US Embassy.

This will be the largest American Corner library supported by the US Embassy in Nepal with over 10,000 books, online resources, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, and seating for over 50 patrons at one time, the statement added.

“The print and digital materials in the library will focus on entrepreneurship in order to help young entrepreneurs in establishing new businesses.  Information on entrepreneurship will also be disseminated across Nepal through FNCCI’s district chamber offices.”

This eighth American Corner in Nepal, will also house meeting and conference spaces where Embassy public events will be held.

 At the MoU signing ceremony today, Ambassador Bodde stressed the American Embassy’s interest in opening this new American Corner to support economic growth in Nepal.

“We want this Corner to be a one-stop shop for Nepali men and women, especially young people, who are thinking about starting their own company or who already have their own businesses,” he said.