Kathmandu, March 29
The seventh national science and technology conference began in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the conference. Around 1,000 scientists and technicians from 10 countries, including SAARC member-states, are taking part in the conference that has Nepal Academy of Science and Technology as the organiser.
NAST Vice-chancellor Jeev Raj Pokharel informed the participants will present 608 scientific-technical working papers at 56 technical sessions during the three-day conference. The sessions will focus on technologies in use in the reconstruction of quake-ravaged physical structures.
Professor CNR Rao, scientist at the Nehru Centre for Advanced Research, and Professor Wai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, are among the participants. They will speak about the role of science and technology in national development. NAST has been organising the conference every four years since 1999.