PM attends NTNC board meet, makes history

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal attended the meeting of the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur on Monday. Nepal is the first PM to attend the NTNC board meeting after the Janaandolan II.

“The provision of prime minister as the patron of NTNC was effective since 2007,” said Juddha Bahadur Gurung, member secretary NTNC. According to Gurung PM Nepal applauded the works of the trust and encouraged to enhance the efforts of nature conservation.

NTNC is presently managing the Annapurna Conservation Area, Manasalu Conservation Area and the Central Zoo. The trust previously known as the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation was established in 1982 by a Legislative Act, The trust as an autonomous, not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation is mandated to work in the field of nature conservation. Meanwhile the PM agreed to provide the management authority of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area to NTNC. However, declaration to that effect would be made in the Cabinet meeting at the Everest base camp, maintained Gurung.