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Trilok Gurung’s journey highlights two great messages. One, it illustrates the sincerity, the hard work and the community spirit often talked about of Nepalese immigrants. Two, it signifies the ‘can-do’ and ‘never give up’ entrepreneurial spirit that is so typical of so many Hong Kong stories.

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:

“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠, 𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑦𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 ℎ𝑢𝑏. 𝐻𝐾 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑙𝑦 𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑝𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑜𝑜𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠.”

► 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑎𝑝 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑁𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦. 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 [𝑁𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑒] 𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑘𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑠𝑒𝑡, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑗𝑜𝑏𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠.

► 𝑁𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑐𝑖𝑟𝑐𝑢𝑚𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠.

► 𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑤𝑒 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡.

► 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑛𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚. 𝑊𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦. 𝑊𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑓𝑓 𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑡.

► 𝐼 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠, 𝑚𝑒𝑒𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒, 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐼𝑓 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑠, 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑔𝑜 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑗𝑒𝑐𝑡.

► 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑎 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑛𝑖𝑐 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒.

► 𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑡𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟, ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑦. 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑. 𝐼𝑡 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑦 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑠.

► 𝐻𝐾’𝑠 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑡 𝑠𝑖𝑧𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑣𝑖𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑦𝑙𝑒. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑎 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑟’𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦.

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞:
Trilok Gurung is Founder & Owner of Gurkhas Ekta International, a human resources services provider founded in 2003.  Trilok started his career working in the British army in HK. He then had some small entrepreneurial stints in Nepal before joining the army of Sultanate of Oman. After working there for a few years, Trilok moved back to HK where took up a job in construction and grew through the ranks in different construction companies.

Until one day, the company he worked for stopped their work in HK. This forced Trilok to start his own construction business, supported by his previous employers, friends and family. He grew this business manifold and diversified over time in other areas like security and renewable energy. Trilok has employed many Gurkhas and people of ethnic minority communities, helping them to thrive in an expensive place like HK. His Gurkha security guards are at work in many casinos of Macau, many five-star hotels in HK and Macau, hospitals, hotels, schools and buildings.

Recently, Trilok started a Compressed Natural Gas company in Nepal based on the concept of waste to energy. Trilok’s company also helped the Government and people of Nepal in the difficult Covid times by transporting many oxygen cylinders and medical supply.

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