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5. Policies:

In order to provide a foundation for effective inter-governmental relation, promote partnership amongst stakeholders, establish open and transparent processes, increase awareness and public understanding; the following policies shall be adopted on the basis of above-mentioned strategies:

5.1 To recognize effective “enabling technology”, to be used in various sectors, and biotechnology as a sector of high priority.

5.2 To establish a ‘Biotechnology Coordination Committee’.

5.3 To establish a ‘National Biotechnology Research and Development Centre’.

5.4 To review existing laws that may effect on the use of biotechnology and make necessary provision.

5.5 To develop appropriate human resources and create opportunities 5.6 To encourage private entrepreneurs to set up laboratories, greenhouses and nurseries with a view to producing quality and disease free plants by means of biotechnology.

5.7 To create bilateral and multilateral working structures for research, development and commercialization of biotechnology.

5.8 To strengthen the institutions currently working in the field of biotechnology and establish new institutions as requires.

5.9 To establish one-window system for transportation, import and export of biotechnology-based production.

5.10 To implement the concept of biotechnology-village to promote the applied technologies.

5.11 To set up a fund at national-level in order to promote research and development of biotechnology.

5.12 To obtain membership of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and establish relation with related regional and international institutions/organizations.

5.13 To promote the transfer of economically viable technology developed in a laboratory for forest, agro-based and industrial productions.

5.14 To emphasis the development of such a biotechnology that may assist to environmental protection and the management of natural resources.

5.15 To make necessary provision to set up a venture capital in financial institutions and provide tax facility as well as financia support to efficient biotechnology-based industries.

5.16 To exchange facility and technology amongst neighbouring an other developing countries and striving to maximize a cordial  for biotechnology. relationship with development partners of Nepal for the development and expansion of biotechnology.

5.17 To provide financial facilities to the feasible biotechnology-based programmes.

5.18 To provide a various levels of trainings on biotechnology to researchers as well as development workers, farmers and industrial employees.

5.19 To encourage domestic and foreign investment for the development of biotechnology and necessary for it.

5.20 To formulate and implement a long-term, mid-term and short-term training for research, development and expansion of biotechnology.

5.21 Nepal shall, in consistent with this policy, review different working procedures in order to turn a biotechnology-based patenting into reality and also review Cartagena Protocol on Biotechnology (C.P.B.), Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and technical aspects of Biotechnology.

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