President Paudel calls for promoting tourist sites in global market

KATHMANDU- President Ramchandra Paudel has called on the private sector to invest in infrastructures, citing that the role of private sector is vital for infrastructure development.

Nepal’s tourism industry could be further improved and established as a reliable means of income generation and prosperity, according to the President. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Seventh Baglung Festival organised by the Baglung Chamber of Commerce and Industry here Wednesday, the Head of the State said Nepal deserves income generation with leverage of tourism potential, for which, robust infrastructures are imperatives.

He called the authorities concerned to accelerate the Mid-Hill Highway construction, Paudel stressed Baglung which is also called ‘the district of suspensions bridges’ and ‘Buttenali’, an artistically engraved cane, should focus on fostering economic activities. Paudel took the opportunity to recall time when he spent four months’ imprisonment in the district during the 1990 people’s movement.

“I feel, at the moment, that I am at home,” he said. The President also praised the organisers for hosting the event aiming to develop socio-economic, cultural and touristic lives in Baglung and adjoining areas. “Baglung not only serves as a vibrant place for political awakening, but also a naturally highly decorated region.” He however showed concern over less number of tourists compared to richness of the district. Further publicity is essential, he suggested showing additional points as agro- products, medicinal herbs. Also addressing the event were Chairperson of Rastriya Janamorcha, Chitra Bahadur KC, who expressed ire over slowed construction of Kaligandaki corridor and Mid-Hill Highway. He also demanded that the government take action against those delaying the projects.

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