Keeping in view the ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ campaign, the Government of Nepal is planning a wide range of tourism promotion and related developmental activities across the country.
The Nepali Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari informed this in a Parliamentary session on June 26, 2018.
Addressing the Parliament, the Minister said that the government is planning to promote 100 places as new tourism centers from the next fiscal year, with at least 10 new destinations in every province.
With regard to improving air connectivity for tourists, the government is looking forward for the development of new airports across the country with at least one major airport in each province. Some of the new airports include: Pokhara regional & international airport with in duration of three years, Nijgadh international airport in Bara and Gautam Buddha Airport in a year, among others.
Besides, the government is keen on enhancement of the existing airports. To ease the traffic at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the government has already increased the airport’s operational time to 21 hours in a day from May 21, 2018.
Apart from these, five national-pride projects are also on priority for the government.
On the external front, tourism publicity programs are also being planned in the neighboring countries India and China. According to the Minister, the implementation of direct flight services from Nepalgunj to New Delhi after three months is also on cards.
According to Adhikari, all the relevant plans and implementations are being formulated in line with the 2020 campaign.
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