Wait for five years and Nepal will welcome 2.5 million tourists in a year, says Minister Adhikari

File: Rabindra Adhikari

Kathmandu, August 2

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Thursday has made public its five-year strategic plan. According to the plan, the government wants to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting the country up to 2.5 million per year.

The government had reported that around one million tourists visited Nepal in 2017.

Making the report public, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari said the governments at federal, provincial and local levels would work together for the construction of infrastructures to ensure that the target would be achieved on time.

The plan states that the government would complete post-earthquake reconstruction of cultural and archaeological monuments within next three years whereas the construction of Nijgadh international airport would be also complete half within next five years.

Likewise, the Bhairahawa Airport and the Pokhara Airport would begin international flight operations within one and three years respectively, according to the plan. The Tribhuvan International Airport would also be upgraded.

The government has said it will also draft and implement separate master plans for development of tourism activities in Pashupatinath, Janaki Mandir, Rara Lake, Khaptad and Swargadwari regions.

Likewise, Nepal would be connected to the Buddhist Circuit and the Ramayan Circuit envisioned by India.

Published on August 2nd, Thursday, 2018 3:11 PM

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