सोसाईटी अफ ट्रान्सपोर्ट ईन्जिनियर्स नेपाल (सोटेन)

Society of Transport Engineers, Nepal (SoTEN)

About Us


Society of Transport Engineers Nepal (SoTEN) is a non-profit professional organization, established in 2009 by a team of enthusiastic engineers working in transport sector in Nepal with the aim of contributing the society and the nation working as a forum for professional discourse in the issues of national development through efficient and sustainable transportation system. SoTEN is dedicated for the professional development of transportation professionals by generating and disseminating the knowledge and sharing the professional experiences. Its members include transport engineers working in government agencies, private entities and academic institutions.

VISION: To become the impactful professional institution for the public discourse and research in policy formulation, infrastructure development, operation and management of transportation system in Nepal.


  • To create the national platform for knowledge generation, dissemination and experience sharing in the transport sector by organizing conferences, workshop, seminars, and publishing the proceedings and periodicals,
  • To collaborate with Government, non-Government, academic, and private sector institutions on the issues of transport planning, policy and management.
  • To promote the use of technical evidences confirming the state art technologies in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructures to enhance safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsive transport system.
  • To create the public awareness on the public policies, regulations, plans and implementation challenges of such plans for the overall benefits of nation in the transport sector,
  • To carryout research and development in different aspects of transportation system
  • To establish linkages with national and international professional societies and research institutions for mutual benefits,
  • To protect the rights and welfare of the engineers working in transport sector giving the preferences to the professionalism and dedication for wider national interest,


1) Alliance with Government

SOTEN as the leading professional organization in the Transport Sector in Nepal is dedicated to support related government agencies in preparation and/or review of national policies, regulations, plans and strategies for the wider national interests on the development and operation of sustainable transport system by:

  • Raising awareness among general public as well as professional communities on the government policies, plans and implementation strategies,
  • Assisting in the preparation and updating the technical guidelines standard normative documents based on the emerging technologies and global best practices,

2) Association with Academic Institutions

SOTEN is esteemed to collaborate with the academic institutions in the field of research and development for aligning the initiations to the industry and professional field by:

  • Conducting seminars and interactive sessions for ‘academia-industry’ collaborations,
  • Collaborating for research and development with university Professors and students,
  • To organize orientation programs for the fresh graduates to motivate in professional moral and ethics,

3) Collaborations with Professional Organizations

SOTEN, as a professional entity, envisages to play a leading role contributing to the nation development issues in the broader aspect of policy formulation dissemination, and implementation and the choice of appropriate technology for Nepal. For this purpose, SOTEN is eager to establish linkages for mutual benefits with domestics and foreign Professional Organizations.

SOTEN is the country member of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS). Similarly, it has adopted collaborative approach with Nepal Engineers’ Association and other engineering societies for enhancing the engineering profession and contribution to the entire society.

4) Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

with the objectives of knowledge generation, dissemination and experience sharing is taking initiatives for organizing the national and international symposiums and conferences on the relevant global as well as national issues. It has already launched the series of seminars and talk programs in the form of ‘Transport Dialogue’.

5) Publications

SOTEN, having the enthusiasm on the knowledge dissemination and experience sharing has taken the means of publication of conference proceedings and periodicals on the technical issues. Furthermore, it has targeted the collaboration with Government agencies for the publication of technical guidelines, code of practices and standards on the various topics of transportation engineering such as design, construction, operation and maintenance of transport infrastructures.