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Nepal’s tourism promotion event held in Bangkok

Published Date : June 28, 2024

Kathmandu, June 28: The Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) organized a Tourism Promotion programme in Bangkok of Thailand on Thursday.

The Embassy of Nepal in Thailand stated that a total of 75 companies participated from Nepal and Thailand, including 25 travel and tour operating companies from Nepal and 50 travel and tour operating companies from Thailand.

Likewise, representatives from Nepal Airlines Corporation, Thai Airways and Thai Lion Air, officials of the Thailand government, business entrepreneurs, media persons, representatives from Non-Resident Nepali Association, and several others attended the programme.

On the occasion, Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand Dhan Bahadur Oli urged the participants to explore the business potential in Nepal’s tourism industry.

He said Nepal is the destination for all seasons and every category of travelers including cultural, heritage sites, nature lovers, pilgrims, adventure, leisure, sports, jungle safari, and many more. 

These sorts of business meetings are expected to provide opportunities for business networking, partnership development, and sharing information between two business communities to tap the potential of tourism, the Embassy believed.

During the event, the first Everest Summiteer from Thailand in 2008 and President of the Thai-Nepal Friendship Association Vitidnan Rojanapanich shared his experiences about Nepal and the Himalayas with the participants.

Likewise, Nabin Pokharel of NTB made a presentation on ‘Experience Nepal: Lumbini to Himalayan Bliss’ highlighting Nepal’s major touristic attractions.

02-       Economic diplomacy on top priority of government: DPM Shrestha

Kathmandu, June 28: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha has asked Nepal’s diplomatic missions abroad to work proactively for export expansion, tourism promotion and foreign employment management since the government attaches top priority to economic diplomacy. The Foreign Minister said so while virtually addressing Nepal’s Ambassadors and Mission Chiefs on Thursday.

On the occasion, Shrestha drew the attention of Nepali Ambassadors to work by being sensitive to the professional welfare and security concerns of Nepali migrant workers in the countries of destination.

The Foreign Minister pointed out the gaps in foreign investment commitment and the actual inflow of foreign investments and asked the diplomatic missions to be mobilized to secure the FDI and foreign assistance as per the commitments.

Reminding the ambassadors of the recently held Third Investment Summit, the Deputy Prime Minister also directed the diplomatic missions abroad to establish contacts with the foreign participants present in the Third Investment Summit and share about investment potentials in Nepal.  

Likewise, Foreign Minister Shrestha urged the Ambassadors to remain proactive in exploring the international market for Nepal’s exportable goods; inspire potential investors to make investments in Nepal and establish Nepal as a lucrative investment destination. 

Similarly, Shrestha asked the ambassadors to work for publicity and promotion of Nepal in the world as a preferred tourism destination.

03-       Nepal’s photo exhibition in Cairo

Kathmandu, June 28: The representative artistic creations and photos by Egyptian artists were put on display in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday.

The exhibition aimed at bilateral cultural exchanges between Nepal and Egypt was organized at the Embassy of Nepal in Cairo with the coordination of the Embassy of Nepal there, it is said.

Veteran Egyptian artist Galal Gomma attended the exhibition.

Embassy’s Third Secretary Madhavraj Kafle said that artistic creations and photos of Nepal by 18 artists, photojournalists and documentary makers including Ashraf Talaat, Yasher Al Mubarak and others were kept in the exhibition.    

Ashraf Talaat had taken photos from Mustang and Lumbini in last March and May while Yasher’s photos include from Pashupatinath taken in last year’s Shivaratri festival.

On the occasion, Nepal’s Ambassador to Egypt Sushil Kumar Lamsal expressed gratitude towards photographers and artists for their live presentation of Nepal’s diverse landscape, cultural heritages and Nepali faces in their arts and photos. 

Ambassador Lamsal and Egyptian lawmaker Dr Mai El-Batran said that such creations from the artists would further contribute to deepen cultural ties between Nepal and Egypt.

On the occasion, Nepali scientist working at United Oil Company Dr Prakash Adhikari said that such programmes organized in foreign countries are crucial for Nepal’s publicity efforts.

Around 100 individuals including artists, diplomats, journalists, students, Nepali diaspora members and others were present on the occasion.

04-       Motorable bridge constructed 15 months before deadline

Bhojpur, June 29: A morotable bridge was constructed over Raute river at Temkemaiyung Rural Municipality-9 in Bhojpur. The bridge was developed 15 months before the given deadline, the officials said.

The total cost of the bridge construction stands at Rs 35.7 million, the Infrastructure Development Office said. The bridge has connected Raute and Lekharka villages in the rural municipality.

Chief of Office Rajeshwor Mahato said that the bridge was completed 15 months before the deadline and added that construction works were expedited considering the local people’s woes.   

With the construction of the bridge, vehicular movement and other services have been accessible to the local community in the district.

05-       Madan Bhandari’s birth anniversary being marked

Kathmandu, June 28: The 73rd birth anniversary of Madan Kumar Bhandari, then secretary-general of the CPN (UML), is being marked by organizing various programmes today to recall his contributions to Nepal’s communist movement.

The Madan Bhandari Foundation is holding a seminar on People’s Multiparty Democracy: Political Development and Stability this afternoon at the central office of the CPN (UML) in Chyasal, Lalitpur. Madan Bhandari Rastriya Puraskar is also being handed over at the event.

The People’s Multiparty Democracy championed by Bhandari and tabled in the party’s fifth national general convention is the guiding principle of the UML.

Born in Taplejung district in 2009 BS, Bhandari died in a road mishap at Dasdhunga of Chitwan while coming from Pokhara in 2050 BS.

Bhandari is considered an innovative explainer of Marxism and communist ideologue in Nepal’s political spectrum.

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06-       Landslips obstruct Karnali corridor

Surkhet, June 28: Landslides occurred at different locations in the Karnali corridor have disrupted vehicular movement on the highway today. At least five stretches of the highway were disrupted due to the landslides in Dailekh section.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dailekh Sunil Neupane said landslides have taken place at five sites along Paletada to Paduka river.

DSP Neupane said security personnel have been mobilized to clear the obstructions.   

Likewise, the Rukum section of the Mid Hill Highway was also obstructed after a landslide at Kitani of Musikot Municipality in Rukum Paschim.

Chief District Officer of Rukum Paschim Hari Prasad Pant said that efforts are ongoing to resume vehicular movement by clearing the obstructions.

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