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Last Updated: Wed, 28.11.12 14:33

Time to roll our sleeves up to save Himalayas: President

Long-term plans are more needed than ever in Nepal to reduce the impact of climate change on the Himalayas, the President has said at a programme in the Capital on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the 27th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet (HKT) Workshop, President Yadav stressed the need to come up with new technology to mine resources without disturbing the fragile mountain region.

Around 260 geologists from 19 countries including Nepal, India, China, the US, the UK, Japan, Bangladesh and Russia are taking part in the three-day event organised by Nepal Geological Society and the Department of Mines and Geology. nepalnews.com