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International Symposium on Transport and Economic Development
Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries
Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 September 2014

On 3 September, 2014.


We are pleased to announce that Society of Transport Engineers Nepal (SOTEN) will hold the International Symposium on Transport and Economic Development in Kathmandu, Nepal on 18 Septemnber 2014.

This event is going to be organized to commemorate the SOTENfs joining of EASTS as a country society. The symposium is intended to bring the international and Nepalese experts together to discuss on the theme of transport and economic development.

We wish that everybody who is interested in this symposium would join it. Please see the details of the symposium in the following website.

Website of SOTEN: http://soten.org.np/



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>>> Symposium Program (PDF, 108kB)



+++Symposium Program+++
International Symposium on Transport and Economic Development
- Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries-

Date: 18 September, 2014

Venue: Hotel Himalaya
(Sahid Sukra Marg, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Program:
9:00 9:30 Registration and tea
9:30-10.45 Opening ceremony

Chief Guest: To be reconfirmed
Chair: Mr. Lal KC, President SOTEN
Welcome Speech: Dr. Surya Raj Acharya, Secretary SOTEN
Inaugural: Chief Guest
Remarks: Prof. Dr. Tetsuo Yai, General Secretary EASTS
Remarks: Mr. Tulasi Sitaula, Secretary, Ministry of Physical
Infrastructure and Transport, GON
Remarks: Mr. Bimalendra Nidhi, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Physical
Infrastructure and Transport, GON
Inaugural Speech: Chief Guest
Chairmanfs remarks

10:45-11:30 Key Note Lecture
Prof. Shigeru MORICHI

11:45-12:15 Technical Presentation 1
Transport and Economic Development: Speaker from Malaysian Government
and Private Sectorsf Delegates

12:15- 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:00 Technical Presentation-2

Transport and Economic Development in Nepal: Redefining the Linkage
Working group 1

14:00-14:45 Technical Presentation-3
Overcoming the Cross-border Transport Barriers in Landlocked Countries
Prof. Shinya Hanaoka
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

14:45-15:15 Technical Presentation-4
Implementing Transport Plans and Projects: Issues and the Way Forward
Working group 2

15:15-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30Panel Discussion
Prof. Pichai Taneerananon, Vice President, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies(EASTS)
Prof. Tetsuo Yai,General Secretary, EASTS
2-3 senior representatives from Nepal

17:30-18:00Closing Session
Chief Guest:
Chair: Chair: Mr. Lal KC, President SOTEN
Guests:
Remarks from Guests,
Closing Remarks from Chair
Reception (18:30-onwards)

Symposium Secretariat:
Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk
Email: transportation.nepal[at]gmail.com   (please change [at] to @)
Website: soten.org.np
Secretary: Ramesh Pokharel
Email: ramespok[at]gmail.com   (please change [at] to @)
Phone No:977-1-5545368, 977-98511-67114














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