Pokhara ( RSS ) : The government in Province 4 unveiled annual policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2018-2019 by accepting tourism infrastructure as the major base of economy.
Releasing the policies and programmes of the province government, Governor Baburam Kunwar said a master plan for tourism development would be developed with a clear plan of action for its integrated development.
Likewise, Pokhara-Kathmandu-Lumbini would be developed as the Buddha Golden Triangle as part of the inter-province coordination and religious-cultural-historical-archeological sites’ protection; development of infrastructure would be ensured and policy of environmental conservation adopted while carrying out development works of the tourism infrastructure.
Similarly, the province government has planned to form a lake conservation development authority in coordination with the federal and local governments.
Tourism service information centre would also be established in order to disseminate information and services needed for the tourists.
According to the policies and programmes, branding of tourism heritages and sites would be conducted to establish a touristic image of the province in the international tourism market, and information technology would be used to its maximum capacity to augment the tourism business.
Meanwhile , Chief Minister of Province No. 4 Prithvi Subba Gurung has said that tourism, energy, agriculture and industry sectors were the major basis for prosperity of the province in a program held here .
Saying that the province policy and programs has planned to run around 300 homestays in Mustang, Manang and around Pokhara to promote tourism, Gurung claimed that 50,000 employment and 100,000 self-employment opportunities would be generated in a year based on priority in the province.
June , 2018
Image : Fewa lake in Pokhara / Nepal Tour News