The government is to expand the ‘Night Heritage-Walk’, a tourism promotion initiative, across all the cities with historic and cultural heritages in Kathmandu Valley in a bid to promote tourism.
The Night Heritage Walk was first conducted in Bhaktapur city prior to the start of 2020. Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada announced so while presenting the budget of upcoming fiscal year 2020/21 at the joint session of federal parliament today.
The Night-Walk is also aimed at preserving the unique traditional heritages and cultures of the Kathmandu Valley.
During the night-walk, various cultural processions would be held for the tourists to let them relish those delights at night without having to be distracted by the excessive human movement and vehicular traffic.
Works relating to construction of National Cultural Museum in Kirtipur will be forwarded, according to Minister Khatiwada. The government has also planned to build national level martyrs park in various places across the country while the heritage sites enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites will be further conserved and promoted.
Likewise, the Great Lumbini Area Master Plan and the Ramgram Master Plan will be implemented in the new fiscal year. The Minister also shared that the construction of the international convention centre and mediation centre in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Budda, would be completed in the new fiscal year.
Process, according to the Minister, has been forwarded to enlist Tilaurakot of Lumbini, in the World Heritage sites. It was also shared that master plans would be made and enforced for conservation and promotion of the Janaki Mandir in Janakpur and Mithila culture.
The government, in a bid to promote religious tourism, has allocated budget for further upscaling Devghat, Pathivara, Ruru, Khaptad, Baraha Kshettra, Kakrebihar, Halesi Gaurishankar among other religious spots.
The National Archival, a book for record keeping, would be put in place to preserve intangible cultural heritages in the country. Ramayan Circuit related work would also get an impetus in the new fiscal year since the government has allocated budget for it.
Budget have been allocated to the organizations working towards conservation and promotion of arts, culture, music, literature such as Nepal Academy, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts and Nepal Academy of Music and Drama, it was said.
Source: National News Agency Nepal