LETTERS: Moon-man in Nepal

With the help of science and technology, people are seeing amazing things in their lives which is hard to believe.

And, of course, scientists have been rigorously doing researches on space, the moon and planets such as Mars and Jupiter.

Luckily, American astronaut Buzz Aldrin who is one of the first two humans to set foot on the moon arrived in Kathmandu.

So, we hope that his incredible experience of the moon walking will help Nepali students understand what it means. On top of that, those who have an immense passion about science and technology should not miss this opportunity to meet him and share his experience.

Who knows his tiny word is enough for our ‘burning desire’ to do meaningful work in our life.

Therefore, I request the science students who have passion for science and technology to not miss this opportunity to hear something new from a man who landed on the moon making mankind hopeful of the outer celestial world.

Having said this, the government should also focus on research on science and technology that helps transcend our life. Let’s say a ‘mission for new’ will happen when it comes to doing research.

The government should negotiate with private organization on science and technology so that both will be benefited by their ideas, knowledge, and skills in this regard.

After all, if we work together, this will undoubtedly bring solid output in the long run.

Saroj Wagle, Bara

Fast track

It might definitely raise everyone’s eyebrows reading the intention of Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi to handover the fast-track project to an Indian firm.

In fact, this is once again a sheer intention of some high profile people in power.

I have been following the debates going on about the Fast Track as it is of national importance. There are diverse views not only among the political parties but also intelligentsia.

The very first one is why are the parties divided for and against the project to be built either by the government itself or a foreign firm? Is it merely a rivalry or is there a commission involved?

As far as infrastructure development and sustainability is concerned sound technical knowledge and economical feasibility should be the prime concerns. Nepal may not have technical expertise for such a big project.

But it does not mean that the project of national importance should be handed over to a foreign firm that also needs to hire foreign expertise to carry out the job. If the country has money, technical expertise can be hired from other countries to build the mega-projects.

It is inappropriate to argue that the project be handed over to the foreign developer when the Supreme Court has already given its verdict in favour of building it by the government itself.

There is not point of making further argument as the case has already been settled by the court of the land.

Ritu Raj Lamsal, Kathmandu