BHAIRAHAWA, June 7: Even though the provincial government has announced 2019 as Lumbini Visit Year, the painstakingly slow progress of widening and repairing the 41.1 kilometers long Bahirahawa–Taulihawa road section is likely to have adverse effect on tourism. Locals and stakeholders lament that the road which should have been completed by now is still in a pathetic condition. The road section is the main gateway to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha which is used by hundreds of internal and international tourists.
KATHMANDU, May 29: The government is to bring the Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation from the coming fiscal year. The government has allocated Rs. 3.34 billion for the airport that has already seen around 74 per cent of construction work completed.
KATHMANDU, April 30: Preparations are underway to celebrate the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon day in Baishakh every year.