Nepal cannot develop without development of science and technology: PM Dahal

Published On: February 21, 2023 04:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal's development is not possible without the development of science and technology.

He underscored the need for developing science and technology during discussions with Mahabir Pun, the chief of the National Innovation Center (NIC), at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar today.

“Nepal cannot develop without promoting scientific innovation. The present age is the age of science and technology. Whoever invests in this sector lasts and who does not, falls behind,” the PM said on the significance of the development of science and technology even for the country's existence.

Stating that his attention has been drawn to the need of the State making adequate investment in the science and technology sector, he stressed the need for moving ahead resolving the problems seen in the implementation of the existing Acts and laws.

A delegation under the leadership of NIC chief Pun on the occasion informed the prime minister of the role the organization is playing in the science and technology sector for the country's development.  

Sharing his experience that Nepal could be made self-reliant in agriculture, education, health, energy and tourism, among the various sectors by means of innovation, Pun stressed the need for the State to accord special priority to this sector.

National Planning Commission (NPC) Chairperson Min Bahadur Shrestha, Chief of the CPN (Maoist Center)'s Science and Technology Department, Ganesh Shah, General Secretary Dev Gurung, among others, were also present in the meeting.


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