Memorandum of Understanding signed between NEC and local road bridge unit

29th Jul, 2021 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 29: A memorandum of understanding was signed today between Nepal Engineering College, a non-profit organization that has produced more than 10,000 engineers in Nepal, and the local road bridge unit, an organization that provides technical assistance in design and supervision while constructing more than 100 bridges annually on local roads in Nepal.

In the memorandum of understanding, the agreement was signed between the principal of the college Dr. Harikrishna Shrestha on behalf of college and the team leader engineer Sakil Manandhar on behalf of local road bridge unit signed the agreement. 

During the signing ceremony, Engineer Chuman Babu Shrestha of the local road bridge unit and Dr. Tusita Chandni Shahi was also present. In connection with the implementation of the MoU, a curriculum will be prepared and taught to undergraduate engineering students on what technical aspects to consider and how to design agile bridges to build sustainable bridges on local roads in Nepal.

There are also provisions to provide data and travel expenses if students want to project on the same subject. Dozens of bridges are collapsing every year in the monsoon season due to poor design and supervision. After the implementation of the MoU, the bridge construction technology is expected to improve significantly and produce competent engineers.