His Excellency Randy Berry, the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal was joined by the USAID Nepal Mission Director Ms. Sepideh Keyvanshad for a short trip around Chitwan National Park, to visit sites that have received U.S. Government support through the Hariyo Ban Program for biodiversity conservation recently. During the visit, Ambassador Berry was taken on a guided tour around the Biodiversity Forensic Diagnostic Laboratory set up at NTNC's Biodiversity Conservation Centre (NTNC-BCC) premises that has been an important facility for identifying and treating wildlife diseases and supporting science-led research capabilities. The team also traveled to New Padampur area, where through the Hariyo Ban Program more than 185 women have been trained in wool processing and carpet weaving for enterprise generation. The visit also marks the 75th anniversary of Nepal-US diplomatic ties, and celebrates the two countries' strong partnership in promoting Nepal’s biodiversity conservation and sustainable development capacities.
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