NAST to work with municipalities



Kathmandu, December 30

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is going to partner with local governments to organise various programmes aimed at promoting the sciences.

Chief Engineer at Faculty of Technology in NAST, Dr Rabindra Prasad Dhakal, said the NAST decided to partner with the local governments as the people’s representatives can adopt technology that can be transferred to the locals people.

He said, “Under the plan, local governments will adopt the technology we develop They will then facilitate the local people to follow suit.”

This is a departure from what is going on right now. Most of the technology transfer the NAST does is to the local people directly. “We want to partner with local governments because in the past, we saw that the locals were hesitant to adopt new technology,” he said.