Mr. Shrestha is a civil engineer registered in Nepal Engineering Council and has a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, India in 1980 and a Master's Degree in Water Resources Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 1991. He has obtained training in the area of FIDIC Contracts, Construction Management, Irrigation Management and Monitoring and Evaluation of Irrigation Projects.
He has an overall experience of more than 30 years in the profession. From 1980 to 1989, he worked in the Department of Irrigation as a Civil/Irrigation Engineer, mainly in ADB funded Chitwan Irrigation Project and the USAID funded Irrigation Management Project. Since 1992, he is involved in the projects undertaken by the company. His primary fields of consulting service are groundwater engineering, water resources engineering and construction management.
He has provided his expert services as a national consultant to various irrigation and water resources projects that include the World Bank funded Sunsari Morang Irrigation Project Stage-III (Phase-I), ADB funded Impact Evaluation Study of Bank Operations in the Irrigation Sector in Nepal, IFAD funded the Groundwater Irrigation and Flood Rehabilitation Project, the World Bank supported ILC Technical Assistance (short term) and Irrigation Sector Support Project, and preparation of Action Plan of Turnover and Participatory Management Program for the World Bank. He is a life member of Nepal Engineers' Association and a member of IWRA and IAHR. He has visited India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand