Eco Fair 2014 is starting from Thursday to promote environment-friendly products and services. The three-day event is being held at Exhibition Hall, Bhrikutimandap, coinciding with the World Environment Day on June 5.
Supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE), the third annual eco fair will showcase a range of eco-friendly products and services related to solar and bio energy, micro hydropower, recycled and lokta papers and pottery, rain water harvesting, renewable energy, bio-briquettes and social and eco-tourism, among others.
Mahendra Man Gurung, joint secretary at MoSTE, said that the fair would help bring together producers of green products and customers under a single roof. “Visitors will get to know about the products and services directly from experts and exhibitors, apart from making purchases,” he added.
In the event, visitors will get to witness live demonstrations on various eco-friendly technologies, while they can also get information on how they can adopt environment-friendly options to transform their homes and localities. Eco-friendly electric vehicles, technology to save energy, demonstration on technology to produce healthy food and beverages and biogas will also be featured.
The event hall will house a total of 70 stalls. The first eco fair was organised in 2012. The organisers are hoping to attract 100,000 visitors this year.