Province 5 formulating tourism master plan

Parasi, October 30

The Province 5 government has initiated developing a master plan for the promotion of tourism industry here.

In this connection, discussions are being held with thematic experts, Investment Board and the federal government regularly, shared province government’s spokesperson and Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development Baija Nath Chaudhary.

At a district level programme as part of the national campaign targeted for Nepal Tourism Year 2020 in Sunawal in Nawalparasi, Minister Chaudhary said the province government would formulate tourism master plan, focusing on tourism and agriculture, the main pillars for prosperity.

He also informed that the province government had come up with a plan to operate electric and tourism buses.

The electric and tourist buses would come into operation in Lumbini Buddha Circuit from this year, he said, adding the government was also making preparations to run electric and touristes bus on Swargadwari-Thakurdwara and Ramgram-Triveni roads after Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport would come into operation.

Chief District Officer of Nawalparasi, Devendra Lamichhane, stressed the need to make wider publicity of diverse cultures of the country to attract foreign tourists.

The federal government has announced to mark the year 2020 as Nepal Tourism Year with the target of bringing two million tourists. “It is the responsibility of all sides to join hands to meet the national target,” said central chairperson of Federation of Tourism Journalists, Dhaniram Sharma.

The Federation has put in place a national campaign in all 77 districts as part of its collaboration with the government.


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