KATHMANDU – Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Dilendra Prasad Badu said that the government was conducting feasibility study to revive Janakpur Cigarette Factory in Janakpur.
Talking to media persons after monitoring the factory that is defunct at present, Minister Badu further informed that the government would take decision after conducting studies on modalities to re-operate sick industries across the country.
According to him, he was making on-site visit of the Factory as a part of government’s plan to re-operate sick industries. The government, he added, aimed to reduce trade deficit by substituting imports in cooperation of private sector and to increase productivity and creating jobs.
The Minister said that he arrived here to take stock of the once very famous Factory and its machineries’ condition as well as its assets.
He was accompanied by Madhesh Province’s Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Ram Saroj Yadav and provincial government’s employees among others.
A discussion programme between Minister Badu and provincial ministers is scheduled today itself on how to re-operate the Janakpur Cigarette Factory.