September 4, 2019 02:30 PM NPT
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UDAYAPUR, Sept 4: Belaka municipality of Udayapur district has started the campaign of operating paragliding in a bid to promote tourism in the municipality by welcoming more than 50 thousand domestic and foreign visitors to Belaka area annually.
Paragliding tests have been operated from Bopatang hill and Champakot hill at Mainamaini of Belaka. Sunkoshi riverside is the landing site for the paragliding.
The municipality plans to develop the area into leading paragliding hub in Province1. More than 200 youths and tourism entrepreneurs in Belaka area have taken paragliding training for this purpose.
Mayor Durga Kumar Thapa said they are all set to operate commercial paragliding at Bopatang and Champakot from November this year.
Necessary infrastructures and managerial are being carried out at the take-off and landing sites at present.
The paragliding service is expected to provide direct employment to 250 youths and it will also help promote self-employment through hotels and homestay service in the area.