Footwear exhibition from December 29

Kathmandu: The Footwear Manufacturers’ Association Nepal is organizing an exhibition cum sale of footwear and leather goods in the capital from coming December 29.

There will be 135 stalls in the fair that will run until January 4, 2018, according to the Association Chair Rabin Kumar Shrestha. The exhibition has been organised to promote domestic footwear and leather goods industry.

There are 1501 footwear industries under operation in Nepal, which provide direct employment to around 50,000 people. The total annual capacity of the industries is to produce 43.9 million pairs of footwear, according to the Association.