Science and technology necessary for country's development: Khanal

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that development of Nepal is only possible with the development in science and technology sector.

Khanal said so on Sunday evening, while addressing a function organised by US-based California State University, Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences of Nepal to bid farewell to the American students who had conducted a research on ‘Cultural Landscape and Environmental Change in Himalayas’.

In a different context, the former Prime Minister also emphasised the implementation of the Constitution for the country's economic development.

On the occasion, eight students each from the US and Nepal were honoured for the research.

Under the research, the students studied four main areas, namely urbanisation and air pollution, natural resources management and public participation, garbage management, and environmental change. They also studied the garbage produced in Ghandruk, a popular tourism destination in Nepal.