Korea supported to build TTC
The ground breaking ceremony of the Technical Training Center (TTC) took place at the Kathmandu University (KU) in the presence of Il- Doom Kim Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of the KU.
Korean Government through KOICA will spend 4.6 million USD for the Establishment of the Technical Training Center at KU for 30 months (2011 to 2013). The project cost basically comprises of three components, namely infrastructure, equipment & machineries and human resource development. Initially four buildings each for automobile, general mechanical, girl’s hostel and boy’s hostel will be constructed under infrastructure at KU central campus, Dhulikhel. Equipment and machinery for training and demonstration purpose will also be procured. The existing human resource at Kathmandu University will be further trained to suit as per the need of program under human resource development program, which ultimately be responsible for running the center.
Education sector is one of the priority sectors for KOICA in Nepal. KOICA is mainly focusing on technical and vocation education. KOICA has recently completed a Korea Nepal Institute of Technology in Butwal, which will provide trainings in mechanical, electrical and automobile trade. KOICA is establishing ICT Center in IOE, Pulchowk Campus to enhance ICT capabilities in Nepal. Through these kinds of projects KOICA is especially targeting the unprivileged and deprived youths for gainful employment.
Nepal-India youth Conference
The Kathmandu Kaleidoscope, an Indo-Nepal Youth Conference was inaugurated by Gagan Thapa (Youth Leader and Parliamentarian), Barshaman Pun (Former Minister) TBC and Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
The conference is holding three panel and floor discussions each day in different fields. It started off with a discussion on the changing trends in cinema by Indian film director and writer Anurag Basu, actress Nisha Adhikary and film directors Deepak Rauniyar and Prachanda Man Shrestha.
Later, a discussion was held on media by Utpal Parasher of Hindustan Times, Smitha Sharma of CNN-IBN, India, Biswas Baral of Republica National Daily and Santosh Shah of Today’s Youth Asia who are experts in their own field of print and TV journalism about change in the media of Nepal, India and beyond.
In the afternoon, another discussion on inheritance and innovation in the field of business was held with Ishaan Suri of Inter Arch Buildings, Saurav Jyoti of FNCCI and Jyoti Group and Ananda Bagaria of CNI and Nimbus Group.
Opening of the First Blind Restaurant in Kathmandu
The Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu, dedicating the concept to the visually impaired people around the world is organizing a 'Restaurant in the Dark' from 10 to 24 May 2012 at Imago-Dei Restaurant at Naxal, Kathmandu. The restaurant will open for two weeks and is open for anyone who would like to experience a different world of the visually impaired and taste some great tasting food in their own environment.
Although the concept of Restaurant in the Dark has never been heard in Nepal, the restaurant has gained much popularity in Israel and in countries like USA, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Canada and many more.
The concept of this restaurant is to provide an unusual social experience. This idea seems a little strange as people are suppressed by the dominant senses of the sight. The absence of our sights makes us realize how important our other senses like smell or touch are.
“Some of us are just out from a unique experience, others will enter the dark room to have dinner in complete darkness in just a few minutes. For us it is an experience let us remember that for others it is a life habit. Let us not forget one another. Let us understand that one disability can be an advantage in a different situation. Let us understand that we can and we should do anything possible to create a reality where it is possible for blind people to be involved in our life in our society” said Israeli Ambassador Hanan Goder on the opening of the First Blind Restaurant in Kathmandu
KOICA Doctor Arrives in Nepal
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has dispatched one KOICA doctor (General Surgery) Dr. Gwon Jungyo to work in Nepal for two years. He arrived in Nepal and was welcomed by officials of KOICA Nepal Office at Tribhuwan International Airport
Dr. Gwon will be assigned in Tikapur Hospital and will serve in the health field for 29 months. After the arrival, he will undergo local adaptation training for 4 weeks, organized by KOICA Nepal Office. This training is a good blend of both practical and theoretical subject matters related to Nepal. It focuses mainly on learning and understanding the Nepali history, language, and culture. They will be attending series of lectures on Nepalese language, economy and social structure as well. During this period he will also visit cultural sites and will have a home stay program with Nepali family.