A council meeting of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) on Thursday decided to host a Buddhist conference in Lumbini in November or December. Sanu Raja Shakya, member secretary of the Trust, informed that the meeting chaired by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and chairperson of the Trust Jeevan Ram Shrestha took the decision to promote tourism after the risk of COVID-19 pandemic diminished.
Minister Shrestha said that the projects under the Lumbini Master Plan would be completed soon. He also informed that a plan had been prepared on how to provide comfortable stay and easy site seeing to the tourists visiting Lumbini.
Similarly, Minister Shrestha said that steps to enlist two important places of Nepal, Tilaurakot and Janakpur, in the World Heritage Sites were being taken. He said that the ministry had aimed to increase the number of tourists in Lumbini by operating the Gautam Buddha International Airport of Bhairahawa in an organised manner.
He informed that the ministry was preparing to move forward by designating the decade 2023 to 2033 as a ‘visit decade’ instead of ‘visit year’. The budget, policies and programmes of the year 2022/23 were also presented in the meeting.
Source : TRN,