Agriculture and tourism backbone of Tehrathum: State Minister Gurung

Published On: November 22, 2017 08:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

TEHRATHUM, Nov 21: Minister of State for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Sita Gurung has said Tehrathum can be made prosperous economically by promoting agriculture and tourism.

Youth leader Gurung, a candidate for the House of Representatives elections from Tehrathum district, urged the locals to promote agriculture and tourism to improve their living standard.

Addressing election campaigns held separately in Angdim and Fulek recently, State Minister Gurung expressed commitment to develop the hill district by promoting its organic agricultural products and tourism.

Gurung stressed on the need to build and upgrade roads saying that the roads are the basic foundation for the promotion of tourism and agriculture. Meanwhile, she vowed to take the initiative in upgrading those roads which are already in existence, and build new ones where necessary.

Also speaking on the occasion, Govinda Dhungana, a candidate of Provincial Assembly (a) and Nepali Congress district president claimed that it is the best district from the point of tourism in Province 1.

Dhungana also stated that Tehrathum could be uplifted economically by promoting organic agricultural products.

NC District Secretary Santosh Subba, other leaders including Mayor of Laligurans Municipality Arjun Mabohang also expressed their views at the program.

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