Kathmandu, June 10: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa stressed the need for cooperation and solidarity among the South Asian countries to tackle challenges of disaster management and climate change.
Inaugurating the South Asian Conference on ‘role of local level in disaster management, reconstruction, energy and climate change’ that began in Kathmandu today, home Minister Thapa pointed out the problems being experienced commonly by the entire world.
He pointed out the significant role of local level in dealing with challenges that may surface in the way to resolve them.
The two-day conference has been organised jointly by the National Reconstruction Authority, the National Association of Rural Municipality Nepal, the Municipal Association of Nepal, the United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific and the European Union.
A total of 70 people’s representatives and experts of local government from South Asian countries except Maldives and Bhutan have been participating in the conference. (RSS)