Kathmandu,20 Nov 2014: A two-day international symposium on geological hazards, their management and engineering kicked off in the capital from today. The conference titled ‘Geohazards: Science, Engineering and Management’ (Geohazards 2014) was inaugurated by Minister for Information and Communications.
On the occasion, Minister Rijal expressed his hope the event would turn more productive for Nepal in the management of geological hazards with exchange of experiences among experts.
He called on experts concerned from international community to cooperative with Nepal in introducing new technologies related to the management geologic hazards and to share their knowledge with Nepali colleagues.
Around 150 experts of science, technology and engineering field from the US, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Ethiopia, India and Nepal are taking part in the conference organised by Nepal Geotechnical Society.
The conference is expected to familarise Nepal about effective measures to control landslides, a major geological threat facing the country, conference assistant coordinator Dr Ranjan Kumar Dahal said.