KATHMANDU: Minister for Science and Technology Kalpana Dhamala said the country could not take strides without developing science and technology.
Addressing an interaction programme organized after visiting different departments under the Tribhuwan University (TU) on Monday, Minister Dhamala said she was effortful to steer ahead the science and technology sector to the path of development and progress.
'Emphasis should be laid on the advancement of technology considering needs of the country so as to take Nepal to the direction of prosperity', she added.
At the programme, Dean at the Institute of Science and Technology, TU, Prof. Dr. Mukunda Gajurel stressed that the government should spur investment in the area of science and technology so as to bring about advancement in this sector.
Scientist Diensh Bhujel opined that much could be done in the science and technology sector if the government came up with commitment and courage.
On the occasion, heads of the departments of botany and biology had apprised the Minister about the problems facing their departments.