Mandip Subedi (Ph.D.)
Director, Universal Engineering and Science College
Director, Geotechnical and Associates
Dear Members of the Nepal Geotechnical Society and colleagues,
I am honoured to greet you through this message and would like to express my sincere appreciation for your support and belief in me as the President of the Nepal Geotechnical Society. It is with great pride that I acknowledge the society’s recognition both in Nepal and globally, thanks to its activities and international representation in ISSMGE and various forums.
Geotechnical Engineering, a vital aspect of civil engineering, focuses on the design and study of structures situated on or beneath the ground level. Given Nepal’s geography, with its towering young mountains and its location in a seismically active zone, it becomes even more crucial to consider geotechnical parameters. Unfortunately, this profession is often overlooked in Nepal, leading to numerous challenges in infrastructure development. Consequently, our infrastructure lacks sustainability in terms of both lifespan and functionality. It is imperative that we unite to promote geotechnical professionalism, empower our members, and raise awareness about its importance to the government. I am fully aware of these challenges and will make every effort to fulfill my responsibilities to the best of my abilities. We have lunched our two-year plan/goals and work accordingly.
I would also like to acknowledge the immense contributions made by Past President Prof. Dr. Netra Prakash Bhandary and the 6th executive body. It brings me great joy to work alongside A/Prof. Indra Prasad Acharya, Er. Uday Raj Neupane, and all the members of the 7th executive committee. I extend a warm welcome to Er. Prabhat Kumar Jha, Dr. Dhundi Raj Pathak, and other friends who have recently joined our team.
Once again, I sincerely thank you for your unwavering support, and I eagerly look forward to working together for the betterment of the Nepal Geotechnical Society.