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Minister Tamang to initiate for completing Lumbini master plan

23 March 2024  

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LUMBINI: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Hit Bahadur Tamang has instructed for implementing the Lumbini master plan.

Acquiring information about the recent activities and status of the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) here on Saturday, Minister Tamang pledged to take initiative to ensure budget for completing remaining tasks of Lumbini master plan.

The Minister further said his attention was drawn to this matters such as structures not in consistent with the master plan and discontent on part of UNESCO.

“Since Lumbini is the center of faith for one billion Buddhist people across the globe therefore it should strive for tourism-friendly behavior,” he said.

Also speaking on the occasion, Vice President of Lumbini Development Trust, Dr. Lharkyal Lama stressed the need for sufficient budget to complete backlogs of Lumbini master plan and asked Minister Tamang to take the initiative to that end.

Also present on the occasion were Trust’s Treasurer Dhundiraj Bhattarai, chief of planning Smita Bhatt, executive members Ramnaresh Kohar, Shyam Rokka, Vishwaraj Poudel, council member Gopikrishna Sharma and others.

Online ticketing system launched

Meanwhile, the LDT has launched an online ticketing system today targeting tourists visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Minister Tamang, also Chairperson of the Trust, launched the online system amid a function here today. On the occasion, Minister Tamang expressed his belief that online ticketing will facilitate tourists.

He claimed it will also help prevent irregularities and promote transparency within the institution.

Vice President of the Trust, Dr Lama, expressed his confidence that the online booking will also increase number of tourists coming to Lumbini.

Treasurer Bhattarai said the problem for tourists standing in long queues to buy tickets has been ended with this new initiative.

Tickets can be purchased by logging on Lumbini Development Trust’s website, informed Bhim Basnet, chief of accounting section of the Trust.


Publish Date : 23 March 2024 21:47 PM

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