Thursday, January 24, 2013

FNCCI seeks end to syndicate

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has urged the government to punish those promoting the syndicate system in the transport sector. Issuing a press statement, the umbrella organisation of the private sector has asked the government to end the syndicate system to help in the growth of industries in the country.
Transporters have been strongly enforcing syndicate system across country, which is not tolerable, it said. Transporters in Birgunj and Butwal have been obstructing the loading and unloading of goods, and have hiked transportation charges irrationally.
FNCCI has shown serious concern towards the government’s negligence on the issue. “Despite our continued requests, the government is reluctant to punish players involved in the syndicate system,” it said, “Syndicate in any form is unacceptable. It is also against the laws of the land.”
The Supreme Court banned syndicate system in February 2011, but government has not enforced the law and hasn’t brought any culprit to book.

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