Concerted Efforts Needed for Development of Himalaya Region: President Yadav

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० मंसिर १६ गते १७:०६ मा प्रकाशित

Kathmandu, Dec. 1: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said concerted efforts from the concerned countries were essential for the development and protection of the Himalayan region.

Inaugurating an international conference organized jointly by the National Planning Commission and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on ‘poverty in Hindukush Himalayan region and risk’ here on Sunday, President Dr Yadav said the Himalayan region was witnessing risk due to climate change so, the countries in this region need to collaborate on mitigating the risk.

The conference will prepare an integrated proposal of the Himalayan countries for the post 2015 sustainable development goal.

President Dr Yadav further said efforts of a single country would not suffice for solving problems. As the Himalayan region is a distinctive area on the earth, it must be protected, he stressed.

According to the President, the people living in the Himalayan region were very diligent, liberal and resilient. The State and stakeholders could have important role to change people’s lifestyle of this region.

On a different note, he said the recent Constituent Assembly election has taken the country to a new horizon thereby paving a way for peace and prosperity.

Similarly, Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Dr Ravindra Shakya, said that Nepal government was committed to the development of the Himalayan region. A concrete plan would be included in the 13th three-year plan which is being prepared.

Poverty would be alleviated by preparing a long-term strategy, he said, expressing belief that the conference would be very useful to bring forth an objective and scientific plan on Himalayan region.

Country Director of the German’s assistance agency, GIZ, Ronald Styeer, also said the conference would be very significant for the development of mountain area.

The conference to continue till December 4 has the participation of the policy makers, government officials and private sectors from the ICIMOD members as Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Pakistan.

Experts from different countries would present working papers on poverty and risks.

In the Mountain region of the world, there are some 211 million people living below poverty line. RSS

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