At the outset, I express my gratitude to Er. Tuk Lal Adhikari and his team for their dedicated service during the 16th and 17th Executive Committee tenure of the Society of Consulting Architectural and Engineering Firms, Nepal (SCAEF, Nepal). Under his leadership, I had the privilege to serve in different capacities within the Executive Committee, successfully fulfilling assigned responsibilities.
I am honored to serve as your President for the next two years. Stepping into leadership during challenging times, I acknowledge the less promising landscape of the consulting sector. Our member firms are currently encountering difficulties in acquiring consulting services funded by the Government of Nepal, whether through their own resources or from bilateral and multilateral funding agencies.
As we are well aware, architectural and engineering endeavors form the bedrock and pillars of national development. These initiatives contribute to the creation of sustainable infrastructure assets and the integration of innovative technologies to meet the demands of the future. The pivotal role of consulting architects and engineers, coupled with their social responsibility, becomes paramount in the formulation, design, and ethical implementation of plans. This commitment is essential as we strive to attain our infrastructure development objectives.
As a knowledge-based organization, we persist in our commitment to:
- Align our activities to achieve defined objectives and goals.
- Advocate for necessary policy interventions to uplift the consulting sector.
- Enhance the precision of the public procurement process, particularly in procurement of services.
- Amplify the voices of our member firms with government and other stakeholders.
- Foster fair and ethical practices among member firms in providing consulting services.
- Engage with various stakeholders on diverse fronts.
Thakur P Sharma
President, 18th Executive Committee