Envoys of 11 countries in Pokhara to help revive tourism sector hit hard by Covid-19
POKHARA: Ambassadors and diplomats of 11 countries, who have arrived in Pokhara, which is considered as a major tourist hub of the country, at the invitation of the Gandaki Province government, are busy exploring the places of Lake City.
They took a walk on the disabled-friendly trail at Deurali in Kaskikot of Pokhara-24 today. The 1.3-kilometres route was developed with the financial assistance of Nepal Tourism Board and people’s voluntary labour.
Ambassadors of Qatar, UAE, Finland, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Germany among others countries reached Pokhara to take part in various programmes being organised to mark the World Tourism Day.
Similarly, Secretary General of SAARC, UN Resident Head, Director General of ICIMOD, UNDP and UNESCO among other heads of the missions are also in Pokhara to attend the programme.
They took a short walk to Deurali in coordination with Nepal Tourism Board, Gandaki and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAN), Western Region.
Secretary Gyandendra Paudel of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply of Gandaki expressed his hope that the visit of ambassadors and diplomats will help revive the tourism business battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pokhara Tourism Council Chairman Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai said that the Pokhara visit of ambassadors and diplomats has added excitement to the tourism entrepreneurs.
Secretary Paudel and Chairman Bhattarai among others welcomed them at the airport.