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Category: BRIEF REPORT 9th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC-IX) Kathmandu, Nepal 19–21 November 2018


BRIEF REPORT 9th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC-IX) Kathmandu, Nepal 19–21 November 2018

November 22nd, 2018 by

Nepal Geological Society (NGS) organized an International Geoscientific Event “9th Nepal Geological Congress” on 19–21 November 2018 in Kathmandu as a part of its scientific activities. The theme of this congress was “Geoscience for Economic Prosperity and Sustainable Development”. The theme itself is of great significance, which tries to reveal the importance of geology especially the engineering geology and its applications in the sustainable development and economic prosperity of the nation. National Planning Commission, National Reconstruction Authority, President Chure-Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, Department of Water Resources and Irrigation, Department of Mines and Geology, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, National Society of Earthquake Technology and Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University were the collaborating partners of this international event.

Chief Guest Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun inaugurated the 9th Nepal Geological Congress (NGC-IX) on November 19, 2018. He highlighted the importance of geosciences to minimize the disaster risk and exploration as well as mining of important mineral resources of Nepal for the economic prosperity and sustainable development of the country. Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal requested the geoscientists and Nepal Geological Society to work for these important issues. Honorable member of National Planning Commission Dr. Krishna Prasad Oli explained the possibility of exploring and mining of mineral resources in Nepal. Honorable Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority, Mr. Sushil Gyewali explained how the geoscientists has important role in the reconstruction of the country especially after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. Honorable, Chairman of President Chure-Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, Mr. Birendra Yadav said that the mission of the board and the theme of the Congress are similar, and he expressed his commitment to work together with NGS in future as well. Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society chaired the session and welcomed all the guests and participants.

Scientific papers from 11 different countries were received with total of 181 abstracts were published; majority of them belongs to the themes of geohazard mitigation and disaster risk management, groundwater exploration, infrastructure development, mineral and construction materials exploration. All these are related to economic prosperity of the country. The papers were presented during 3 days from 19 to 21 November  2018 as keynotes, invited lectures and oral/poster presentations in 14 different technical sessions. More than 350 participants attended the NGC-IX.

Finally, Valedictory Session of NGC-IX was concluded on November 21, 2018 and the Chief Guest of the session was Honorable Minister Matrika Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Government of Nepal. Distinguished guests from National Reconstruction Authority, President Chure-Terai Madesh Conservation Development Board, National Planning Commission were also present in the session.

Inauguration of 9th Geological Congress (NGC-IX) by the Chief Guest Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun on November 19, 2018

Inauguration of 9th Geological Congress (NGC-IX) by the Chief Guest Rt. Honorable Vice-President of Nepal, Nanda Bahadur Pun on  November 19, 2018

 

Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society (NGS) provided the “Token of Love” to Honorable Minister Matrika Prasad Yadav, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies during the Valedictory Session on November 21, 2018

CURRENCY

September 23rd, 2018 by

US Dollar, Canadian Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Australian Dollar, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollar, Indian Rupee and Chinese Yuan can be exchanged in the banks, Star Hotels, and authorized Money Changer. As of May 25, 2018, US$ 1 is equivalent to NRs 109.22 and, it may subject to change during the conference time.

PASSPORT AND VISA

September 23rd, 2018 by

All the foreign participants must have valid passport and visa for entering into Nepal. For the visitors from most of the countries around the globe, visa on arrival can be obtained from the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Participants are advised to contact the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries to get visa for entering into Nepal. For those of you planning to acquire a visa upon arrival at the airport, please bring with you two passport-sized photographs and US$25 (current price) cash for the visa fee. For the participants from India, a valid identification or passport is sufficient. For the participants from other SAARC countries visiting Nepal, Gratis Visa is available since 2014. We request you to confirm by yourself if you are eligible for Gratis Visa or not.

WEATHER

September 23rd, 2018 by

During the month of November, the weather in Kathmandu is generally pleasant, neither too hot, nor too cold. November is considered as the best month for visiting most of the touristic places in Nepal including Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Lumbini and their surroundings. Based on the temperature trend, the average daytime temperature in Kathmandu during November will be about 15oC, which is just the perfect for trekking and outdoor activities. Mornings and evenings will be cool, and it is advised the participants to bring warm clothes with them.

ACCOMMODATION

September 23rd, 2018 by

Wide ranges of hotels are available in Kathmandu for the accommodation of participants, from expensive 5 star Hotels to fairly inexpensive non-star hotels. A list of hotels with their contact details and their charges for single and double occupancy will be provided later for your convenience in the Third Circular. The room rates can roughly range from US$ 30.00 to US$ 35.00 per night.

Excursion 3: Kathmandu-Bandipur-Pokhara-Tansen-Lumbini-Kathmandu (four days excursion)

September 23rd, 2018 by

Total cost of the excursion is US$ 850 per person and it includes transportation, hotel accommodation (shared rooms, 3 nights) and meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners). Excursion Highlights: Observation of Kathmandu Nappe at Galchhi and Malekhu sections, Limestone quarry sites, Well known Krishnabhir Landslide Management site,  Lesser Himalayan folds and thrusts, Armala sink hole site observation, Harpan Khola watershed observation,  Gondwana succession in Tansen area, MBT, HFT and visit to birth place of Lord Buddha.

Excursion 2: Kathmandu-Bandipur-Pokhara-Tatopani-Jomsom-Muktinath-Pokhara– Kathmandu (four days excursion)

September 23rd, 2018 by

Total cost of the excursion is US$ 850.00 per person, and it includes transportation, hotel accommodation (shared rooms, 3 nights) and meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners). Excursion Highlights: Observation of a complete N-S section of the western Nepal Himalaya, sink holes and caves in touristic city of Pokhara, observation of Himalayan fold and thrust zone in touristic Bandipur village and visit to Muktinath Temple, a religious and touristic place.

Excursion 1: Pre-conference excursion

September 23rd, 2018 by

One day excursion of historical monument and geomorphologic sites of Kathmandu Valley is planned just before the conference start day (18 November, 2018; one day tour). Total cost of this excursion is US$ 100.00 per person. It includes transportation, a breakfast and a lunch in the day of excursion.

FIELD EXCURSION

September 23rd, 2018 by

Three Field Excursions around Kathmandu, Pokhara, Muktinath and Lumbini are planned.

REGISTRATION FEE PAYMENT

September 23rd, 2018 by

NGS will arrange the necessary system for the online payment soon and the link for this purpose will be provided in our website http://www.ngs.org.np. At this moment, registration fee can be paid by Bank Transfer, the details of which is as follows:

Account Name: Nepal Geological Society

Account Type: CURRENT

Account No. 0203217500574

SWIFT: NARBNPKA

Bank Name and Address: Nabil Bank Limited, Durbarmarga, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

After the bank transfer, kindly send the scan copy of the slip to laxman_ngs@yahoo.com and  dhakalsubodh@gmail.com

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