AGM elects Dhruba Thapa as new president
On 8th December, NADA Automobiles Association, the only one national level organization of automobile dealers, held its 44th Annual General Assembly at Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu. Inaugurating the event Chief Guest Finance Minister Janardan Sharma said that the contributions made by NADA in the field of national development has been a significant contribution for the country’s economy.
Similarly, NADA Chairman Krishna Prasad Dulal said that the work being done by NADA has greatly helped to boost the country’s economy. “For the only basis of the country’s prosperity now, the government should give priority to roads, infrastructure development, agriculture, tourism and the industrial sector and it is necessary,” he pointed out.
Dulal claimed that NADA has made significant contributions when it comes to the revenue generation and urged the Finance Minister to utilize that into the construction of proper infrastructure.
“Our goal now should be to focus on road construction and infrastructure development,” he said. He requested the Finance Minister to expand the Bhrikuti Mandap so that it can facilitate for the NADA to organize Auto Show. He concluded saying that the roads in the corridors should also be managed properly.
Likewise, acting president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Chandra Prasad Dhakal said that NADA is one of the important contributors to the country’s revenue. Advised Finance Minister Sharma to change the traditional policy adopted by the government so as to creating conducive environment for the business and industrial sectors.
Thapa elected NADA president
On the final day of the General Assembly election was conducted to elect the new leadership of NADA. Automobile entrepreneur Dhurb Thapa was elected as the president of the NADA. Thapa, a Pokhara entrepreneur, won over his opponent Karan Chaudhary by 66 votes. According to NADA’s chief election officer Bal Krishna Dhakal, Thapa bagged 1,413 votes against Chaudhary’s 1,347 ballots. Pradip Man Pradhan, Bikram Singhania, Milan Babu Malla, Rajan Babu Shrestha, and Surendra Kumar Uprety were among the 17 new working committee members elected during NADA’s 45th annual general meeting. Sunil Rijal, Abhik Jyoti, Prakash Kapuri, Bikram Singhania, Gopal Bhattarai, Yamuna Shreshta, and Bardan Basnet were also elected as the new executive committee members elected.