Conference 2019

SONEUK successfully organised its annual conference on Saturday 27th April 2019, at Army Reserve Centre, Deansbrook Road, Edgware, London, HA8 9B.

The event was scheduled as below:

Inaugural session

1. Welcome
Umesh Parajuli, General Secretary – SONEUK

2. Inauguration, Proceeding Unveiling and speech
Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, HE Nepalese Ambassador to the UK

3. Introduction to the Conference
Dr Birendra Shrestha, Vice-chairperson and Coordinator – SONEUK Conference Organising Committee

4. Keynote Speech –
Reform for Quality Engineering Education in Nepal: Lessons Learned from the Institute of Engineering
Prof Tri Ratna Bajracharya, President – Nepal Engineers’ Association

5. Vote of thanks
Shailendra Shrestha, Chairperson, SONEUK

Technical session 1
Session Chair: Dr Birendra Shrestha, Coordinator, SONEUK Conference Organising Committee

1. Kathmandu Metro Rail Vision 2040
Dr. Binod L. Amatya, Consulting Civil Engineer, ARCADIS

2. Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) – High Tech & Advanced Machine
Vijay Gurung, Senior Construction Manager/BYTP UK

3. Guest speaker – Colin Shurrock

Networking Lunch

Technical session 2
Session Chair: Dr Ramesh Marasini, Associate Professor, Solent University

Keynote Speech –
The Development of Advanced Natural Fibre Reinforced Bio- composites: Sustainable Materials in an Asian Context
Prof Hom Dhakal, Portsmouth University

1. Geopolymer Sand as a Construction Material for Sustainable Development
Dr Indra Acharya, Assistant Professor, IOE

2. Energy Efficiency Measures in Nepalese Industries
Ramhari Poudyal, PhD Candidate, Swansea University

3. Guest speakers
Madan Regmi, United Nations (ESCAP)
Sudan Panthi, World Health Organisation

Full report of SONEUK Conference 2019 will be made available soon.