New mayor for declaring Pokhara as Nepal’s tourism capital

Published On: May 27, 2022 01:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

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

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

Mayor Acharya said that a decision has been made to request the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, to declare Pokhara as the country’s tourism capital. 

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

Similarly, Mayor Acharya has made a decision to provide nutrition allowances to the children from impoverished families. These allowances will be provided on the basis of the recommendations made by the ward offices. 

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

Deputy Mayor Manju Devi Gurung has also put her signature on a decision on implementing a program for establishing equal access of the disabled children in the metropolis to education, while taking charge of her office.

Likewise, she has made a decision related to the continuation of and making more effective the 'women and men awareness programme' for male's solidarity in the fight against violence against women. 

The elected people's representatives of the Pokhara Metropolitan City assumed office Thursday after taking the oath of office and secrecy. The final results of the local election of the metropolis were announced on Wednesday.



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