By Bishal Deep Basnet on Dec 16,2018 - 16:46
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) launched the Smart Urban Technology Challenge (SUTC)-2018 under the Metropolis City Plan Commission (CPC) on Wednesday.
The metropolis has announced to give a platform to over 100 innovative ideas where the participants have to come up with creative ideas to sort out the problems faced by the metropolis.
Mayor Shakya, who heads the commission, said
We live in the era of smartphone and smart technology. We want to stop the brain drain. That is why we are creating a conducive environment for youths to work within the country.
The central government has provided an initial fund of Rs 500 million for the SUTC.
The competition, which is going to last for six months, has been announced in four categories: Community and Environment, Urban Infrastructure, Municipal Community Services, and Metropolitan Public Administration and Management.
Nepali citizens based anywhere in the world can participate in the challenge.
The winner of the overall competition will be awarded Rs500,000; the category winner and the runner-up will get Rs200,000 and Rs100,000 respectively.
The winners will be announced on April 25, 2019. The participants can submit their ideas on www.kathmanduchallenge.org. The submission date will close on January 14.Tags - Tech , Society , Govt
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