Kathmandu, April 21 – Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari on Saturday stressed the need for allowing tourists to travel late-night, while calling for due arrangements.
“More tourists can be attracted if late-night travel (until 11 pm) is allowed. Fifteen to 20 places of the Kathmandu valley can serve as a tourist destination during night,” he said.
He was addressing a conclusion of a trekking from Hanumandhoka Durbar Area to Swayambhu organised by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on the occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites, 2018.
Saying preparations were on to celebrate Visit Nepal Year, 2020, he said there is an aim to welcome 1.2 million tourists in 2020. He also sought cooperation and help from opposition parties for development and prosperity of the country.
Members of Parliament Jiban Ram Shrestha and Rambir Manandhar and the Metropolis Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya pointed out the need for linking heritages of the valley through trekking routes.