German Embassy Supported The Restoration Of Char Narayan and HarikrishnaTemples

Kathmandu,Nov 13 : The German Embassy in Kathmandu have contributed to the restoration of the Harishankara and Char Narayan Temple of Patan Durbar Square. With an allocation of 26.366 EUR / 3.295.750 NPR, the German Embassy entrusted the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust with the task to restore and gild the temples’ pinnacles. After the complete renovation of both temples, the newly gilded pinnacles were mounted to the top of Harishankara and Char Narayan temples and completed the elimination of...

Investment increases in hotel

Kathmandu,Nov 08 : Foreign investment has invariably increased in the hotel and restaurant sector of the country with the Visit Nepal Year-2020 campaign approaching near. According to the Department of Industry, foreign investment amounting to Rs 5.77 billion has entered the country through 39 tourism industries (hotel and restaurant) in the first three months of the current fiscal year. The three-month period this year has witnessed a hundred percent increase in the inflow of foreign investment compared to the...

Exorbitant fee puts tourism enterprises at risk

Kathmandu,Oct 31 : Poor condition of trekking route and exorbitant entrance fee have emerged as key challenges to the tourism development of Upper Mustang. Number of foreign tourists coming to the trans-Himalayan Upper Mustang has not increased despite full-wing preparation for Visit Nepal Year-2020. Keeping this in mind, locals have demanded operation of alternative trekking route, wider publicity and reduction of entrance fee. There is a provision that foreigners should take approval from the Department of Immigration for the...

How Asia transformed from the poorest continent in the world into a global economic powerhouse

Kathmandu,Oct 23 : In 1820, Asia accounted for two-thirds of the world’s population and more than one-half of global income. The subsequent decline of Asia was attributed to its integration with a world economy shaped by colonialism and driven by imperialism. By the late 1960s, Asia was the poorest continent in the world when it came to income levels, marginal except for its large population. Its social indicators of development, among the worst anywhere, epitomised its underdevelopment. The deep pessimism about...

Expo of Nepali handicraft in Kerung

Kathmandu,Oct 22 : An exhibition of Nepali traditional handicrafts is being held in Kerung, a town close to the Nepal-China border. The exhibition, organized by the Federation of Handicrafts Associations of Nepal and supported by Kerung’s local government, aims at promoting Nepali handicrafts in China. Some 25 companies and farms have been taking part in the fair that will run until October 25. Items such as Pashmina products, metal idols, Thanka, garments, textiles, and silver ornaments among others are...

Mini Road Festival In Pokhara

Pokhara,Sept 24 – The Restaurant and Bar Association (REWAN) is organizing a mini road festival on September 27 to mark the World Tourism Day. It will start from 5.00 pm onward to late at night. The day which is celebrated every year across the globe on 27 September has the slogan of ‘Tourism and employment, a good future for all’.Surya Bahadur Bhujel, the coordinator of the festival, said a daylong festival is to be organized at Lake Side particularly from Fishtail...

1 billion 630 million tourism budget for fiscal year 2076/77

Kathmandu, Sep 13 : Nepal Tourism Board has passed the budget of 1 billion 630 million rupees for the upcoming fiscal year 2076/77 . Nepal Tourism Board has decided to provide 100 million rupees to the Visit Nepal Secretariat. Also, they have decided to spend 250 million rupees for the promotional activities for Visit Nepal year. The 1 year plan announcement of Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has also been included in the budget. The board has...

Nepal Needs To Enhance Infrastructure

Kathmandu,Sept 12 : Speakers at a session in the Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2019, which kicked off in Kathmandu today, said that Nepal can achieve its desired economic growth and development goals through the development of infrastructures. Addressing the mega event on infrastructure development, which is being organized jointly by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and the Government of Nepal, former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said that the current Kathmandu-centric urbanization has to be linked with Tarai-Madesh, Bhattarai urged...

Ambitious Visit Nepal 2020 campaign but less spending

Kathmandu,Sept 11 : Nepal Tourism Board is preparing to make the ambitious Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success. However, the annual budget size of the government’s tourism body decreased significantly from the last year. The board recently finalised the annual budget of Rs 1.63 billion for the fiscal year 2019/20 (Mid-July 2019-Mid-July 2020), and it is Rs 120 million less than the annual budget the board got last year. The board has allocated Rs 350 million for the Visit...

Oli, Modi inaugurate Nepal-India pipeline

Kathmandu,Sept 10 : Prime Minister KP Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the Nepal-India cross-border petroleum pipeline on Tuesday through a video conference. The inauguration was done by pressing a switch button by Nepal’s PM Oli and Indian PM Modi through a live video conference between the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar, Office of the Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi. This will now open the valve of the petroleum pipeline marking the commercial operation...

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