Three-day river conference beginning today

Kathmandu, March 15

In a effort to formulate a strategy to restore river ecosystem, the second River Summit is being held on the banks of the Trishuli River from March 16 to 18.

The conference is being held at Thebetar in Gorkha, according to a press statement issued by the oranisers here today. The summit, which is organised by Nepal River Conservation Association, Youth Alliance for Development, Tribhuvan University and the Kathmandu University, is expected to have participants from various government and non-government orgainsations.

In the two-day event, there will be comprehensive discussions on river management and conservation.

Over 160 persons ranging from students to investors, experts, rights workers, and researchers from India, US, Pakistan, Bhutan and UK are participating in the summit.

Chairman of the Youth Alliance and Investment, Sanat Adhikari, expressed worry that it was difficult to restore the pristine rivers as construction of hydropower projects have badly affected the river ecosystem.