Pokhara to be declared as ‘tourism capital’

The Phewa lake in Pokhara, Nepal's tourism capital. Photo: Bikash Roka Magar
The Phewa lake in Pokhara, Nepal’s tourism capital. Photo: Bikash Roka Magar

Kaski, March 15

Pokhara is to be declared as the tourism capital of the country. It will be declared tourism capital on March 17 in the presence of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment of Gandaki Province, Kuman Singh Gurung, said that the announcement programme would be organised by the Gandaki Province government and Pokhara metropolitan city.

A rally with different cultural processions will be held from Basundhara Park before the announcement. The announcement programme will be organised at the bank of Fewa Lake, Barahighat.

Pokhara would be officially declared as the tourism capital by unveiling the tourism capital marker, he added. A main ceremony committee has been formed under the coordination of the Mayor to make the declaration ceremony grand.

The chief secretary of Gandaki Province, all secretaries, chairpersons of Rupa, Madi, Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna rural municipalities of Kaski, Phedikhola of Syangja, Suklagandaki of Tanahu, Kushma and Modi rural municipalities of Parbat, tourism related organisations are in the committee.

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