UNDP joins communities to revive lost structures for tourism in Rasuwa

Feb,  The local government of Rasuwa has expressed enthusiasm over UNDP’s decision to help revive the local tourism- based economy with a focus on the reconstruction of community infrastructures and livelihood recovery initiatives along the trekking routes. “Tourism is a lifeline to local economy and the earthquake has destroyed many infrastructures. UNDP’s assistance to the

Caan estimates Rs121b price tag for 2nd Int’l airport in Nijgadh

Feb, The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) has estimated that the proposed second international airport (SIA) in Nijgadh, Bara can be constructed at a cost of Rs121 billion, excluding the proposed airport city. Caan engineers have made a preliminary financial estimate of the airport and submitted their report to its board on Thursday. After

New trekking route into operation

Feb,  A newly trekking route linking Myagdi to Mustang district has come into operation with the objective of promoting tourism in Mustang affected as a result of the ongoing road expansion work. The alternative trekking route starting from Narchyang of Myagdi to Mukhit was recently unveiled at the joint initiative of the DDC, Annapurna Conservation

KMC to reconstruct Yamaleshwor Temple of Ranipokhari

Kathmandu Metropolitan City is all set to start the renovation of Yamaleshwor Temple located in the middle of Ranipokhari in Kathmandu. The KMC officials said they have planned to complete the renovation by the next year’s Bhai Tika festival. The temple, which remains off limits for public for most part of the year is only

Yeti Airlines,Tara Air achieve int’l safety standard

February, Yeti Airlines and Tara Air have achieved the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s ISSA (IATA Standard Safety Assessment) Programme standard. The basic safety audit programme was successfully conducted by ICF International in which the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal was an observer. ISSA is a global aviation safety standard programme established by IATA and

Tourism Minsiter Pokhrel withdraws his share from Manmohan Hospital

Jan 31, 2016- Tourism Minister Ananda Pokhrel who is one of the shareholders of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS) has quit the institute. Pokhrel was Vice-chairman at Manmohan Memorial Saving and Credit Cooperative Limited that operated the MMIHS. According to sources, Pokhrel withdrew his share worth Rs 200,000 at the Institute and Rs

Air safety clean chit a far cry for Nepal: ICAO

Kathmandu, January 30 Senior experts of the International Civil Aviation Organisation have warned the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal not to conduct the United Nations Aviation Agency’s final audit in haste, saying that the country’s aviation sector was unlikely to get air safety clean chit any time soon. Experts’ warning comes at a time when

Travellers suffer due to transportation syndicate

January, Although various transport associations active on recently-opened Dharan-Chatara-Gaighat road have agreed to end syndicate, the implementation of the deal is likely to be difficult. The road, opened a few months ago after the completion of a bridge on the Saptakoshi River, has shortened the distance from Dharan to Gaighat to just 50km. But until

Entrepreneurs hopeful of better tourism prospects in 2016

January, ‘The number of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards issued by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) fell by a marginal 7.61 per cent to 71,300 in 2015 — a tumultuous year for tourism, which was affected by the devastating April and May earthquakes, Tarai unrest and blockade along the Nepal-India border points. “The

Chitwan expos aim to boost tourism, economy

January, Trade fairs and expositions, which had been halted after the April 25 earthquake and subsequent Tarai unrest and Indian embargo, are back in Chitwan. Various organisations have taken initiatives to organise such events to boost tourism and economic activity. Two such events have already taken place, while three more are in the pipeline. Regional