Workshop for Mayors in Green development & Heritage conservation

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LALITPUR, April 26, 2019: Mayors and officials of newly formed municipalities ofKathmandu valley have participated in one day workshop on heritage conservation and green development organized by project “Sustainable Tourism and Green Growth for Heritage Settlement of Kathmandu Valley”. One day workshop initiated with a guest lecture Green Development by Dr. Ogenis Brilhante of Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (I.H.S.), Netherlands. His lecture was focus on importance of green development in heritage conservation. Dr. Brilhante says that “use of green techniques in heritage settlements can help Nepal to achieve its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Similarly the outputs of “Integrated Heritage Conservation” have been presented to dignitaries by Mr. Jean-Paul Corten of I.H.S. Group work and discussion was held to stimulate the possible strategies for heritage conservation in upcoming days for respective Municipalities. Mr. Rameshwor Shrestha, Mayor, Mahalaxmi Municipality, says “we have tried to include green components in most of the development works in our municipality as much as possible”. Mayors and deputy mayors pledge to include green development in heritage settlements. Similarly, they also seek technical supports from organization like UN-Habitat in near future especially in the field of green development and heritage conservation.