KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport and the Society of Transport Engineers Nepal (SOTEN) are organizing the second international conference on integrated transport for sustainable mobility.
The conference will be held on February 3 to February 4, in Kathmandu. National and international presenters, stakeholders, and policymakers will participate in the two-day conference.
According to SOTEN president Professor Padma Bahadur Shahi, the conference will primarily focus on integrated transportation infrastructure development.
Shahi said there would be presentations by participants from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Korea, and other countries. Similarly, more than 28 national and international presenters are giving presentations on various topics of sustainable transport management. More than 200 representatives and experts from national and international stakeholders in this field will participate in the conference.
At the conference, the integrated framework and accessibility of air, rail, road, and water transport, urban transport infrastructure and service improvement, and policy preparations will be discussed for the operation of integrated transport will be presented.
Similarly, presenters will present on the best practices in electric vehicles, non-motorized transport, public transport improvements, investment in transport infrastructure development, inland transport, international trade, transport safety, goods transport, transport tourism, and urban and regional transport planning.
The conference was supported by the Department of Roads, Rail, Transport, Local Infrastructure, Urban Development, and Building Construction. Similarly, the National Road Safety Council, Construction Business Development Council, Civil Aviation Authority, Road Board Nepal, Nepal Engineers
Association, Society of Consulting Architecture and Engineering Firms Nepal, Eastern Asia Society of Transport Studies, Korean Society of Transportation cultural agency UNESCO, and the Transport Research and Education Network have also supported the event.