Kathmandu, October 3: Nepal Army has made the events public that they are going to hold for the promotion of Tourism during Visit Nepal Year 2020.
Nepal Army organized a programme where the dignitaries were present including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Mr. Ishwor Pokhrel, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Yogesh Bhattarai, high-ranking government officials and representatives from several foreign diplomatic missions in Kathmandu. The programme highlighted the nine adventurous and tourism-related activities and sports competition that is going to be held as per the promotion plan.
According to Nepal Army, Marathon, Paragliding, Jungle Safari, Trekking, and Multinational Joint Military Everest Expedition will be organized.
On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Pokharel applauded the initiative of Nepali Army to promote events to be held abroad to attract as many as two million visitors in Nepal in 2020.
He said that a country like Nepal with rich biodiversity could make a stride in terms of development if we could organize tourism activities in high altitudes and dense forests. The government has a target of bringing about two million tourists by the year 2020 AD. According to Chief of Army Staff Thapa, the Nepal Army has realized that it should have some contributions to making the government’s Visit Nepal Year successful and has planned to make it conducting many adventurous activities. Chief of Army Staff Mr. Purna Chandra Thapa pledged full support of Nepal Army to the government in making Visit Nepal Year 2020 a success. Chief of General Staff Mr. Sharad Giri shed light on the host of events Nepali Army was going to organize to promote local tourism across the country.
Lieutenant Colonel Mr. Sunil Singh Rathore and Lieutenant Colonel Mr. Ashok Khand briefed about the 90-day Everest expedition named ‘Destination Everest’ to be organized in the spring of 2020. Military representatives from many countries will participate in the event.