Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) and National Society of Earthquake and Technology (NSET) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate and collaborate in areas of disaster risk management including advocacy and education for disaster risk reduction, and that the synergy thus derived will help develop wider understanding and collaboration among hospitality sector businesses for greater involvement in disaster risk reduction efforts in Nepal. Specific objective of this MOU is to provide awareness campaign and professional assistance for the preparedness of earthquake safety amongst HAN membr hotels and its different chapters across the country. The MoU was signed by B.K. Shrestha, President of Hotel Association Nepal and Amod Mani Dixit, Executive Director of NSET. Earlier a half-day interactive presentation session was jointly organized by HAN and NSET on "Earthquake Risk of Nepal and Need for Preparedness of Hotel Industry"in Kathmandu.