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Workshop on "Need & Prospects of Center of Excellence (CoE) at TTL for hydro- turbine development in Nepal"

 
Turbine Testing Lab (TTL), Kathmandu University organized a workshop on "Need and Prospects of Center of Excellence (CoE) at TTL for hydro-turbine development in Nepal" with the support from EnergizeNepal Project on August 7, 2017. The workshop was organized as a kickoff of discussions and partnership building for achieving short-term and long-term goals of the CoE at TTL. The workshop also aimed to ensure visibility and impact of KU in bringing knowledge to the development of society. 
 
The program was attended by Mr. Mahendra Bahadur ShahiHonorary Energy Minister, Government of Nepal,  Mr. Kul Man GhisingManaging Director, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA);  Mr. Kumar Pandey, Vice-President Independant Power Producers' Association Nepal (IPPAN); Mr. Gyanendra Lal Pradhan,Treasurer, Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (IPPAN),  and representatives from organizations and industries of Nepal [Institue of Engineering (IoE), Hydroelectricity Investment & Development Company Limited (HIDCL), Vidyut Utpadan Company Limited (VUCL), Sanima Hydro, HydroLab, Nepal Microhydropower Development Association (NMHDA), Nepal Hydropower Association (NHA) and Himal Power Ltd.]. 
 
The program was divided into two sessions. The inaugural session was started by the welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Bhupendra Bimal Chhetri, Dean of School of Engineering which was followed by the video on TTL journey for last 5 years and its achievements & milestones. Prof. Dr. Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) gave a brief video remarks on the workshop highligting the co-operation between Water Power Laboratory and TTL. The program continued with the opening remarks from Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju, Vice Chancellor-KU, Mr. Shahi (GoN) Mr. Ghising (NEA), Mr. Pandey (IPPAN), Mr. Pradhan (FNCCI) and  Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar- KU. All the speakers presented their ideas and suggestions about the future role of TTL for hydropower development in Nepal.
 
The second session was conducted within a closed group, where participants from NEA, IPPAN, IoE, Sanima Hydro, Himal Power Ltd. and members from KU presented their views regarding the prospects of CoE at TTL. Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Asst. Prof., Department of Mechanical Engineering (DoME) presented the recent activities of TTL and overview of the workshop. The session was chaired by Dr. Hari Prasad NeopaneHead of Department, DoME. Mr. Sailesh Chitrakar, Phd Student, TTL and Ms. Kritika Bhandari, UNG 3rd year student emceed the program.
 
                                                Some glimpses of TTL-CoE Workshop_7th August 2017
   
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  Hon'ble Energy Minister Mr. Mahendra Bdr. Shahi and KU
  Vice- Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju during
  registration
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    Opening remarks from Mr. Mahendra Bdr. Shahi, 
     Hon'ble Energy Minister, Government of Nepal
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   Opening remarks from Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju
   Shrestha, Vice- Chancellor-KU
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Vote of thanks from Prof. Dr.  Bhola Thapa, Registrar-KU
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Video message from Prof. Dr. Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, NTNU
 
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Remarks from Mr. Kul Man Ghising, Managing Director- NEA 
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Remarks from Mr. Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, Treasurer- FNCCI
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Remarks from Mr. Kumar Pandey, Vice-President- IPPAN
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             Participants inside the auditorium
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                           Group photo session
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      Dr. Hari Pd. Neopane,  HoD, DoME chairing Session II
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 Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Prof., DOME presenting        about the theme of workshop
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                    Participants in Session II
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                           Participants in Session II
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Delegates from FNCCI, IOE, NEA inspecting pump room in the lab
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             Hon'ble Energy minister visiting the lab floor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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