KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The IME Group has set its sights on creating a sprawling tourist destination in collaboration with China CAMC Engineering (CAMK), marking a significant venture for Nepal's tourism sector.
The agreement to undertake this venture, akin to the iconic Shanghai Disneyland, was formalized during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's recent visit to China. China CAMC Engineering (CAMK), a subsidiary of the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach), is renowned for its expertise in engineering design, construction, and consultancy services. The company's successful completion of the Pokhara Regional International Airport underscores its proficiency, having consistently delivered numerous projects globally.
Chandra Dhakal, the chairman of the IME Group, highlighted the comprehensive nature of the agreement, encompassing industry, infrastructure, and information technology, as well as attractions like cable cars, theme parks, and world-class tourist destinations within Nepal. Dhakal emphasized that the collaboration would leverage the collective experience and expertise of both companies in the project's engineering and execution.
"In the initial phase, we plan to establish a large-scale theme park, akin to Shanghai Disneyland or Singapore's Sentosa Island," revealed Dhakal following the agreement signing.
This landmark project will see technical assistance provided by the Chinese company, while IME Group will oversee the investment aspect. Dhakal also confirmed that preliminary groundwork for the theme park's construction has already commenced. Due to its substantial space requirements, the park is likely to be located outside Kathmandu, with Chitwan being considered as a potential site.