On Monday, 24 March, Peter W Bodde, an US Ambassador to Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Suraj Vaidya, president of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), on to open a new American Corner on the FNCCI premises in Teku Kathmandu. The library will be opening at the end of this year,2014.
According to the statement issued by the US Embassy the proposed American Corner library will be the largest one supported by the US Embassy in Nepal. Which will include more than 10,000 books, online resources, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity, and seating for over 50 backer at a one time.
In order to help Young entrepreneurs in establishing their business the print and digital materials will focus on it. Information on entrepreneurship will also be circulating across through FNCCI’s district chamber offices.
This will be the eighth American Corner in Nepal which will also be house meeting and conference spaces where Embassy public events will be held.
Ambassador Bodde said the reason behind to open new and the biggest American Corner is the American Embassy’s interest to support economic growth of 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 business”, the embassy quoted envoy Bodde as saying.
There are already seven American Corners have been build up in Nepal’s different cities like Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Dhangadhi, Ilam, Pokhara and Surkhet.
Info: Sajhilo Nepali Magazine