September 20: The government is preparing to draft a law that makes it mandatory for government staffers to wear country-made dress. Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada said that the government is planning to bring the new dress code by amending the Public Procurement Act to promote dresses made within the country.
If the law is enacted, government employees, hospital staff, security personnel among others will have to wear clothes made within the country.
The finance minister claimed that the move will help reduce trade deficit.
Minister Khatiwada also demanded the domestic industrialists to produce high standard materials within the country.
He made such remarks while inaugurating the Yarn and Textile Expo 2019, which kicked off at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Thursday, September 19.