FEDERATION OF CONTRACTORS' ASSOCIATIONS OF NEPAL An umbrella organization of 5 regional, 75 district contactors' associations and associale members) Regular Members of Internation Federation of Asian & Western Pacific Contractors' Associations
FEDERATION OF CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATIONS OF NEPAL (FCAN)
A REGULAR MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ASIAN & WESTERN PACIFIC CONTRACTORS' ASSOCIATIONS (IFAWPCA)
Contractors’ of Nepal who are relatively established today started their profession with their own effort without any help, guidance or training were trying to establish their representative organization before two decades or more. It was very difficult to establish such association during the party-less political system (1960-1990). This sector is contributing around 11 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country after the agriculture, the second largest employer of the country that provides employment opportunity not only to the unemployed but also to the underemployed and to the seasonal workers. Similarly, about 60 percent of the nation's development budget is spent through this season. In spite of this, the effort from the government side to this sector was very limited only to extend of classifying the contractors to different classes and renewing their licenses annually.
The opportunity and the capability of meeting challenges, basically depend upon the environment of construction that contractors have in their country. Despite of its significant contribution to the country's economy and it has a great role to play for the development of the country, construction industry has not received due attention from the government side. But, after the restoration of democracy in 1991, the symptom of realization from the government side is felt. There is still lack of basic infrastructure for the development of construction industries, which are the big challenges, and opportunities for the contractors. For this, FCAN is seriously engaging to achieve the following recommendations as its goals and vision for the enhancement of the local construction industry in Nepal for the overall development of the country.