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Government declares 2018 as Tourism Year

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KATHMANDU — The government has declared 2018 as the ‘Tourism Year’ with a confidence to bring in as many as one million tourists in Nepal in the same year.

Presenting a new policies and programs before the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari  has said that the policies and programs for fiscal year 2016/017 have it that a specific strategy will be devised in view of drawing as many as tourists from the neighboring countries.

Among the programs towards this end includes formulation and implementation of a 10-year national strategic tourism plan underscoring the development of basic infrastructures for tourism promotion.

Also, special promotional programs will be put in place to attract bigger number of tourists from neighboring countries.

The government plans to set up museum in each province in a bid to conserve the historical areas of the respective province.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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