China-Tibet-Nepal trade fair from Monday

Kathmandu, Nov 25 : A business expo entitled China-Tibet-Nepal Economic and Trade Fair is scheduled to take place in the central capital from Monday. The fair to be organised by the Trade Development Department, the Ministry of Commerce, China and the Lhasa-based Tibet Border Trade Chamber is supported by the Nepal-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Information about this was shared on Sunday at a press meet. According to the organisers, there would be over 50 stalls relating to...

Kathmandu to be declared ‘beggar-free’ city

Kathmandu, November 21 The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has decided to declare itself as a ‘beggar-free metropolitan city’. This declaration would be made on December 15 on the occasion of the 25th KMC Day. A meeting of the KMC Executive on Tuesday took the decision, Bidya Sundar Shakya says. Kathmandu would become the second ‘beggar-free metropolis’ in Nepal after Biratnagar. According to mayor Shakya, the KMC will lead this initiative and the Manav Sewa Ashram will manage it. The Ashram...

Tibet govt hikes Manasarovar trip fee for Indians

Kathmandu, November 20 The Foreign Exchange Centre under the government of Tibet Autonomous Region has increased the fee to be charged on Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Manasarovar. The centre hiked the fee by USD 780 per person. No changes have been made for travellers from other countries. Many Indian nationals travel to the holy site via Nepal. Hence, the change has concerned Nepali businesspersons also. Nepali companies had been collecting Indian Rs 130,000 per person for the Manasarovar...

Invitation extended to Finnish Foreign Affairs Minister for Sagarmatha Sambad

Kathmandu,Nov 19 : Visiting Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel and Finnish Minister for Foreigner Affairs Pekka Haavisto held a meeting in Finland. Minister Pokharel, who is on a visit to Europe, extended an invitation to the Finnish Minster on behalf of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, to attend the Sagarmatha Sambad Programme to be held in Kathmandu. On the occasion, the two ministers discussed the collaborative measures to make Nepal an...

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...

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