Nawalparasi, November 17: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai on Saturday (Nov 16) said preparations were in full swing to implement the government’s campaign to bring in 2 million tourists by 2020 when Nepal is celebrating ‘Visit Nepal Year’.
“So far approximately 1.3 million tourists have visited Nepal,” he said while inaugurating a home-stay facility and the event of handing new houses built for a marginalized Musahar community at the municipality-15 by the Tarai Bhuparidhi Project and the municipality under the Musahar safe housing programme.
Minister Bhattarai stressed the need for upgrading the home-stay facility and the use of local products. He also expressed hope that the operation of Gautam Buddha International Airport and expansion of Bharatpur Airport would help attract foreign tourists. A total of 36 houses have been built for the community under the housing program.