August 29, 2021 03:00 PM NPT
POKHARA, August 29: The Pokhara Metropolitan City has accorded priority to the promotion of local tourism in the changing context in the three-year periodic plan of the city.
The plan brought forth with the slogan of ‘Prosperous Touristic Pokhara’ has identified tourism as a means of serving the vision for sustainable and rapid development of the city.
The plan has laid a focus on the formulation and implementation of a tourism policy and a code of conduct so as to further promote local tourism and develop the city known for its touristic significance into a major tourist hub.
Besides this, literature, art and culture, and entrepreneurship development are the other issues that the plan focuses on. The metropolis has promised to play a leading role in the conservation and promotion of languages, art, culture, religions and cultural heritage.
The plan presents the idea of developing the tourism business in a different way in the changed context and promoting the city into a destination of modern tourism and a center of knowledge, art and culture.
“The three-year plan aims to transform the metropolis significantly with the participation of people and advance toward the building of a socialism-oriented society as envisaged by the constitution,” said Pokhara Metropolis Urban Planning Commission’s Vice-chair Dr Ramchandra Lamichhane.
According to him, the periodic plan has emphasized on the goals such as the blue lakes, rich culture, safe city, scientific perspective and resilient and inclusive physical infrastructures.
The periodic plan prepared by the commission incorporates 35 topics related to the plan and its related sectors.