New mayor calls for declaring Pokhara as tourism capital of Nepal

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May 27, 2022
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Pokhara: The newly-elected mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City, Dhan Raj Acharya has made three decisions while assuming his office on Thursday.

His first decision is to request for recommendation to the Council of Ministers, Government of Nepal for declaring Pokhara as the ‘tourism capital’ of Nepal.


Mayor Acharya said that a decision has been made to request to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, for declaration of tourism capital.

He added that a formal decision has been made in this connection as the federal government ministers had talked on this line from time to time but the matter was not put into implementation.

Similarly, mayor Acharya has made a decision to provide nutrition allowance to the children from impoverished families. This facility would be provided on the basis of the recommendation made by the ward offices.

Another decision is related to call for proposal for preparing the design of the ‘Pokhara Memorial’ with 3-D depicting the unique identity of Pokhara. Proposal for this would be called from the creative youths from across the country and the procurement process for the construction of the monument forwarded within a month, Mayor Acharya added. The youth whose design is selected would be awarded cash prize of Rs 200,000.