KATHMANDU: CAN Info-Tech-2024 kicked off at the Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, inaugurated the 29th edition of the country’s largest information communication technology event.
Chiran Jivi Adhikari, the general secretary of the Computer Association of Nepal Federation (CAN Federation) – the organizer of the event, said that the event aims to exhibit the latest technologies developed in the field of information and communication technology and to deliberate on different issues related to the sector.
According to the CAN Federation, the beta version of Kanchi Robot, a generative AI system developed in Nepal, will be launched during the Info-Tech.
The entry fee has been fixed at Rs 100 for the general public and Rs 50 for students. The Info-Tech features over 150 stalls showcasing the latest in the information, communication, and technology sector. The organizers are expecting a visitor turnout of 350,000.
Inaugurating the event, Minister Sharma said the government has prioritized the ICT sector. “Different services can be developed through the advancement of information technology, thereby creating employment. This can mitigate the growing exodus of youths to greener pastures abroad,” she added.
Likewise, Ranji Kumar Podar, the president of the CAN Federation, stated that the government should prioritize the ICT sector, which has started generating employment opportunities by exporting information technology services and bringing in foreign currency.