The symposium was organised with an objective to strengthen microbial ecology research network in Southeast Asia.
A three-day Southeast Asian regional symposium on microbial ecology, organised by Microbial Ecology Network Nepal concluded in Pokhara.
The symposium was organised with an objective to strengthen microbial ecology research network in Southeast Asia by laying focus on the integrated sustainability of environment, biodiversity and the microbes.
Chief Minister of Gandaki Province Prithvi Subba Gurung highlighted the importance of scientific research for the development of the nation and promised to continue governmental support to scientific activities at provincial level.
Madhav Dhungel, vice-chairman of National Youth Council, emphasised on the role of youth for the development of the nation through the proper use of science and technology.
Dev Raj Joshi, the coordinator of the Southeast Asian regional symposium said that the event brought together 160 participants, including 80 foreigners from 12 different countries.
The event was mainly focused on establishing a network that in coming days are expected to foster long-term collaboration in the field of microbial ecology in the region. Such a network is expected to accelerate much-needed focus to develop this important discipline which has consequences for the environment and human health, the organiser said.