Free visa free ticket scheme largely ineffective

Kathmandu,Nov 06:It has been more than three years since the government introduced free visa and free ticket scheme in foreign employment in a bid to give an end to rampant cheating of migrant workers by recruitment agencies. However, the scheme has turned ineffective due to administrative hassles and the government’s failure to take destination countries into confidence, Republica reports in a three column story.

Ethiopia’s former PM Tamrat Layne in Pokhara

Pokhara, November 5 Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Tamrat Layne, visited Rupakot and Begnas Lake in panoramic Pokhara City. Layne has come Nepal leading a 12-member delegation including former executive officer of American Express, a popular commercial organisation. His delegation had visited prime tourism hubs of Lekhanath on Sunday. In course of his three- ay visit, the ex-PM’s delegation also made a feasibility study for foreign investment in Pokahara, shared Padma Raj Poudel, a young entrepreneur and social worker....

Six companies apply for Naagdhunga road tunnel

Kathmandu,Nov 05:Total six companies, including five Chinese and one Japanese, have filed applications expressing their interest to construct a road tunnel in Naagdhunga on the western outskirts of Kathmandu, according to a three column story in Nepal Samacharpatra. Chhabi Lal Paudel, an engineer at Department of Roads, says the department is assessing the proposals and the decision will be made soon.

Salahesh listed among 100 new tourist destinations

Lahan, Nov 05: The Salahesh Fulbari (garden) in Siraha has been identified as a new tourist destination. The decision of the government to include the site where unique flower called Salahesh blooms once a year –1st Baisakh or the Nepali New Year–has brought happiness among the people of Siraha. The garden, which lies in Padariya of Lahan municipality in Siraha, five kilometers west to the district major trade center Lahan, is now on the list of 100 new tourist...

Suraj Vaidhya appointed as coordinator of Tourism Year 2020

Kathmandu, Nov 04:Buissnessman Suraj Vaidhya is appointed as the coordinator of Tourism year 2020 after six month of declaration of the program Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) on Friday appointed entrepreneur Suraj Vaidhya as the national program coordinator to observe the Visit Nepal Year 2020. In a press statement, the ministry stated that Vaidhya was appointed through the minister-level decision to coordinate and launch various programs and campaigns in order to bring 2 million foreign tourists to the...

Parliamentary committee visiting Nijgadh airport site to assess deforestation need

Kathmandu, November 4 A subcommittee of the International Relations Committee in the House of Representative is travelling to Nijgadh of Bara district, where the government has proposed constructing an international airport for regional flights. The team led by former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal will assess how many trees of the local forest area should be chopped down for the project. The evaluation will follow concerns raised by environmentalists and stakeholders who claimed the project’s environmental costs are too...

Kathmandu traffic management becoming more challenging everyday

The traffic management in Kathmandu Valley is becoming more challenging everyday as the number of vehicles continues to grow up, Gorkhapatra reports in a three column story. Higher police officials have cited insufficient police personnel and lack of traffic lights at major junctions intensified the problem. Around 40 per cent of the country’s total vehicles play roads of Bagmati zone, which includes Kathmandu Valley and districts in its surrounding, according to the report.

Nepalgunj Airport to construct 6 parking bay

Nepalgunj, Nov 02: Nepalgunj Airport is going to expand its parking capacity. To develop Nepalgunj Airport as Regional Airport they have started construction to add 6 Parking Bay at the airport. Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari inaugurated the construction of parking bay. He expressed his believe in the completion of the construction before the given time. The government has plans to develop this airport as regional airport and operate flights in the neighboring countries. Minister...

Explore the Buddhaland Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 01: “Buddhist International Travel Mart” is going to be organized to promote Nepal as the birth place of Gautam Buddha. The travel mart is going to be organized by Nepal Government and Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agent (NATTA). Buddhist International Travel Mart will be organized from January 10- 12 in Lumbini. This travel mart is being organized with the slogan, “Explore the Buddha Land” and “Gateway to Buddhist Circuit”. A committee under Ministry of Culture,...

Indian tourists increase to visit Manakamana Temple

Gorkha, Nov 1:The number of Indian devotees visiting the Manakamana Temple in Gorkha district is increasing year by year. The famous shrine of Hindu Goddess is reachable by a cable car in 10 minutes from Kurintar of Icchakamana rural municipality in Chitwan.  Dilli Narayan Kayastha, Deputy General Manager of Manakamana Darshan Pvt Ltd that operates the Kurintar-Manakamana Temple cable car services, said in the initial years of the operation of service, a very few number of Indian tourists were...

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