Nepal Infrastructural Summit shall instigate a national conversation on the physical infrastructure development so that in future years, expertise and resources from various sectors can be pooled to create more sustainable infrastructures leading to the sustained economic growth and prosperity of the country.

Infrastructure Idea Hunt

The objective of the event is to encourage Nepalese to participate from all sectors of the communities to come up with a creative and an innovative INFRASTRUCTURE (transportation, irrigation, energy, housing, digital, etc) IDEAs to solve the existing epic infrastructure deficit and address to the possible future need for our country’s development.

NIS 2017

Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2017 combines Conference, Exhibitions, Project Investment Seminar and Business Trade Mission creating a perfect platform for all concerned industrial players to share knowledge and to expand business contacts in this emerging exploration frontier.


Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2017.
Private Sector as an Indispensable Partner

After decades of constant political experimentation and sluggish development, Nepal is at the cusp of a potential growth take-off on the bedrock of an inclusive democracy. This potential cannot be realized without much improved governance that nurtures pluralism, promotes social progress and helps create broadly-shared wealth. This needs an enabling state that partners with a dynamic private sector to create jobs and foster entrepreneurship; regulates smartly; and builds strategic public infrastructure to crowd-in private investment. We need to deliver better public services, nurture economic agglomeration, and narrow distances inside Nepal as well as with China and India.

Nepal suffers an infrastructure deficit on an epic scale, stifling vast human potentials on several fronts. A World Bank estimate of the country’s “infrastructure gap” pegs investment needs at between 8 and 12 percent of national income this decade. Nepal grossly underspends, and what is built does not last. Compounding the cumulative shortfall, the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 claimed 9000 lives and imposed an economic cost worth over US$7 billion. About 70% of the early needs assessed by the National Planning Commission concerned the rehabilitation and reconstruction of resilient infrastructure and housing.

Nepal’s medium-term ambition is to become a middle-income nation by 2030, while graduating out of the status of a least developed country (LDC). This is only possible with high growth rates sustained by productive capital formation. This demands rapid development of infrastructure driven largely by a private sector (local and foreign) that has the technical, managerial and financial clout to deliver efficient, high-quality and cost-effective results on the ground. There is also now a need to marry the techno-financial feasibility of projects with the evolving legal-political landscape as the new constitution federates the country into seven provinces.

The Second Nepal Infrastructure Summit, to be hosted by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in February 2017, will assemble over 500 participants. It will deliberate on issues that shape incentives for investment and enable the private sector to become an indispensable ally in infrastructure-led growth. The Summit will focus on the strategic vision of the country, value proposition, competitiveness, policy and regulatory enablers, and business ethics. This event will consolidate and build upon the achievements of the first Nepal Infrastructure Summit held in November 2014.


Private Sector as an Indispensable Partner.


Second in a series, Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2017 aims to: i) attract large scale private investment in areas of Nepal’s core needs and strengths; ii) forge stronger networks and alliances in the region for seamless connectivity; and iii) raise awareness on why investment in infrastructure needs an urgent push in the country.

Who should attend?
  • Investors
  • Consulting Service Providers Builders
  • Thought Leaders
  • Government Agencies
  • Diplomats
  • Development Partners
  • Legislators
  • Non-State Actors and the Media

Over 30 industry experts
will present insights and analysis

  • Mr. Pushpa Kamal DahalPrime Minister of Nepal

    Mr. Bimalendra NidhiDeputy Prime Minister, GON

    Mr. Krishna B. MaharaDeputy. Prime Minister, GON

  • Dr. Ramesh LekhakMinister of Physical Infrastructure
    and Transport, GON

    Mr. Jeeban B. ShahiMinister of Culture, Tourism Civil Aviation, GON

    Mr. Janardan SharmaMinister of Energy, GON

  • Mr. Hitraj PandeyMinister of Federal Affairs Local Development, GON

    Mr. Bikram PandeyMinister of Land Reforms Management, GON

    Mr. Arjun Narsingh KCMinister of Urban Development, GON

  • Dr. Baburam BhattaraiFormer. Prime Minister of Nepal

    Dr. Shankhar SharmaFormer Vice Chairman National Planning Commission, Nepal

    Dr. Govinda Raj PokharelFormer Vice Chairman National Planning Commission, Nepal

  • Dr. Swarnim WagleMember, National Planning Commission, Nepal

    Dr. Bindu N. LohaniFormer Vice President, ADB

    Mr. Binod K. ChaudharyPresident Emeritus, CNI




Contact info of CNI
Trade Tower, 5th Floor
Thapathali, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-1-5111122, 5111123
Post Box: 21056
Idea Studio Nepal
Phone: +977-9861289918, 01-5186277
Two days Program highlights
Day 1 (19th Feb, 2017)
Business Session 1
Infrastructure "The Big Picture"
Business Session 2
Regulatory Enablers For Competitiveness

Day 2 (20th Feb, 2017)
Business Session 3
Value Proposition
Business Session 4
Financing Resilient Infrastructures
Business Session 5 Regional Best Practices
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