CHITWAN, Jan 9: The 10th Ratnanagar Festival, which is being organized by Ratnanagar Chamber of Commerce and Industries, is beginning from Friday.
Organizing a press meet in Ratnanagar on Wednesday, RCCI said that all preparations related to the event have been completed. The expo will continue till January 21.
Rajaram Regmi, the president of the RCCI, said that international exhibitors are also participating in this expo. According to Regmi, there will be stalls of exhibitors from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India, among other countries. He said that the organizers have made an arrangement of sightseeing of various tourism sites in the district through helicopter and jeep. “Visitors will have a chance to enjoy sightseeing of various tourism sites like Sauraha, Siraaichuli, Devghat and Maulakalika temple, among other places, using the helicopter,” he added.
According to the organizer, the expo will have 500 stalls aimed at promoting industrial, agricultural, tourism, art and other local products of the district.
Regmi, who is also the coordinator of the exhibition organizing committee, said that they expect half a million visitors and a business turnover of approximately Rs 500 million.
Entry ticket has been fixed at Rs 50 with 50% discount for students, according to the RCCI.
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun is scheduled to inaugurate the event, said Regmi.
A food festival will also be organized at the event venue in the evening for the first five days. Gyan Bahadur Bisura, coordinator of the food festival, said that the food festival was being organized with the objective of promoting and increasing consumption of egg and chicken.