Integrated and coordinated efforts needed for scientific innovations: PM Deuba

Published On: February 18, 2022 06:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, (NAST), Sher Bahadur Deuba has pointed out the need for integrated and coordinated efforts from all quarters for new research, study, and invention in science and technology. 

At the 45th Academic Assembly of the NAST on Friday, Prime Minister Deuba laid emphasis on the need for stopping the brain drain by fully mobilizing educated human resources in the area of science and technology in the country and accelerating the pace of economic development linking science and technology with the nation's modernization and production system.

On the occasion, he directed the ministries concerned and office-bearers of NAST to prepare and forward a substantive action plan for full utilization of the expertise of scientists and experts associated with NAST as well as scientists and researchers of the country for the same.  

NAST has been playing a significant role in making the necessary coordination and facilitation in order to bring in new technologies in the countries, added PM Deuba. 

He opined, "I want to congratulate all scientists and technicians for their efforts along with NAST in the successful launching of Nepal's satellite. I thanked NAST for its role in providing COVID-19 isolation booths to all security bodies, different organizations, and local bodies and thus contributing to the containment of the virus. 

He took his time to praise NAST for beginning to produce oxygen cylinders within the country and test the used cylinders.  He urged all youth scientists and expert technical forces to dedicate more time for new research and innovation projects capable of ensuring quality improvements in the people’s lives and transforming the status of the nation. 

The prime minister said he believed that NAST should further intensify its programs to train science teachers, establish information access centers, award scientists, and support research organizations. 

The prime minister said he hoped that NAST would complete the pending works from the previous years with a new approach and strategy in the current fiscal.  Besides, as he expected, the Assembly would go through constructive discussions, identifying the existing and future challenges and ways to tackle them.


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