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Nuwakot Festival concludes, Rs 20 million transaction during festival

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NUWAKOT — The fifth Nuwakot festival organised recently here with the slogan of ‘Prosperous Nuwakot: Our Resolution’, has made the transaction of Rs 20 million.

The 12-day festival was organized by Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce at Bidur. Chamber has informed that the festival made the transaction of Rs 20 million and was visited by 100,000 people.

During the concluding session of the festival on Sunday, Nepali Congress central member and lawmaker Bahadur Singh Lama hoped the festival would propel the economic and commercial activities in the district. They also said such festival could promote religious and cultural tourism.

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Chief of the District Coordination Committee, Santa Man Tamang, said a means of economic prosperity could be sought through the festival.

Chamber Chairman Tara Bahadur Karki said the festival was organized to promote the local products. According to him, handicrafts and agricultural products were sold much in the festival.

Artists from different sectors had also made their performances.

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China supports to reconstruct Tatopati border point





KATHMANDU — The Chinese government has agreed to extend the assistance to Nepal for the projects on post-disaster recovery for Tatopani border point, the hospital recovery in Sindhupalchowk and reconstruction of Jiri Secondary School.

An agreement to this was signed and exchanged at the Ministry of Finance today, said a press statement issued by the Ministry.

Chinese government has pledged to provide Rs 48 billion grants for it.

Finance Secretary Shankar Prasad Adhikari and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong signed the agreements on behalf of the government of Nepal and the Chinese government respectively.

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For the resumption of the Tatopati border point, the budget would be used for renovation of building and establishment of protection measures, so that trade clearance capabilities would be improved.

Similarly, under hospital recovery project, a middle sized hospital equipped with necessary facilities having 39 beds would be constructed in Sindhupalchowk.

School reconstruction is aimed at recovering and improving school facilities and functions.

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