Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said science and technology-related conferences to be organized in the country would provide a constructive support for the development of the nation.
Inaugurating a three-day event ‘Ninth national science and technology conference’ organized by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in Kathmandu on Sunday, he acknowledged the role of science and technology in bringing positive changes in the society. change and environmental pollution in Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said as he inaugurated a conference here on Sunday.
More than 400 scientists, researchers, professors, government officials, students and representatives of various institutions from Nepal, India, the UK, Pakistan, China, Germany, the USA and Australia are taking part in the conference.
Development of science and technology will be instrumental in fighting climate change and environmental pollution in Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said as he inaugurated the conference here on Sunday. Deuba said the promotion of science and technology in Nepal will provide great support for attaining rapid development and economic prosperity in the country.
Acknowledging the role of science and technology in bringing positive changes in society, the prime minister, who is also the NAST Chancellor, said it will be instrumental in fighting climate change and environmental pollution in the country.
NAST vice-chancellor Dr Sunil Babu Shrestha said the event, organised after every four years, would contribute to formulating science and technology-relevant policies in the country.
Delivering his keynote speech noted eye surgeon Dr Sandip Ruit said Nepal has manufactured high-quality eye lenses at the cheapest rate and distributed them to six million people in 80 countries across the globe.