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Nepal Scouts master Pandey sets out to climb Mt Everest for a cause

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KATHMANDU — Prakash Raj Pandey, who has been engaged in physical, mental and intellectual development of children for the past 11 years, sets out on an expedition to climb Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) for a cause. He will raise the rights of children, and urges the Scouts from various countries to scale the highest peak of the world.

Pandey, who is associated with the Nepal Scout, will start his mission from tomorrow (Wednesday).

“I will take up rights of children from top of Sagarmatha. I will also help contribute to Nepal’s tourism and will urge the Scouts from across the world to climb it,” he said at a press conference held in the Capital today.

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The expedition costs Rs 4.5 million, and the money remained of the expenditures will be spent on the development of children, he said. He will be accompanied by a team of eight mountaineers.

A permanent resident of Ramechhap, he is planning to fly the flags of the World Scout, the National Youth Council (NYC) and the Lalitpur Scouts with the logo of its golden jubilee from atop Sagarmatha.

Likewise, he will also carry with him photos of four martyrs of Nepal and photo of Ramechhap.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Province 3 for Economic Affairs and Planning Kailash Dhungel praised Pandey on the expedition as country’s proud.

Other speakers NYC’s Vice President Madhab Dhungel and Chandan Kaushik, coordinator of the national ad-hoc committee of the Nepal Scout, gave best wishes on his mission.

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Bandipur to have cable car transportation

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TANAHU — A cable car way is to be constructed in the historical town of Bandipur in Tanahu district.

The cable car will be available for travel from Thuldhunga to Baral chowk, spreading over 1.6 kilometers.

RKB real estate and constructions limited and Tara Prasad Updhaya are jointly investing in the project that is estimated to cost around Rs. 560 million.

A Detail Project Report has already been completed, along with purchasing of the land, environmental assessment and right to use the forest area, according to Updhyaya.

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Chief Minister of Province no. 4 Prithivi Subba Gurung is scheduled to lay foundation stone of the cable car on July 20.

The cable car, upon completion, will be an added attraction for tourists visiting Bandipur. The old tourist town has been receiving around a hundred foreign tourists every day, according to President of Bandipur Tourism Development Committee Baisha Gurung.

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