Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the government is committed to formulating and implementing long-term policies and programs on research, innovation and entrepreneurship, and on integrating the related national system.
In his message of best wishes on the occasion of National Science Day today, PM Dahal reiterated that the government is at the stage of formulating the necessary bills and legislation for the promotion of research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
These legislations would be tabled in parliament soon, he added. “I have expected that the expected outcome would be achieved after the Acts, regulations and directives for the promotion and regulation of this sector are prepared and regular budget allocation is ensured,” Om Dahal said.
The 11th National Science Day is being marked throughout the country today.
The theme of the Day this year is ‘Science Literacy and Entrepreneurship: Foundation for Strong Economy.’
On the occasion, PM Dahal maintained that we can learn from the experience of the developed countries that a culture of entrepreneurship would be developed among the people with the help of scientific conduct and through this very culture the foundation for the country’s economy could be built.
The Prime Minister asserted that budget has also been allocated for programmes as innovation and invention fund and startup fund centred on scientists, researchers, innovators and youths who have the desire to start entrepreneurship within the country itself.
“Empowerment and strengthening of existing structures in the science, technology and innovation sector is equally necessary. It is the long-term policy of the Government of Nepal to prepare the outline for restructuring of such organisations and implementing the same, by forming a high-level commission,” he further added.