December 5: With less than one month left for the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign to begin, the government on Tuesday urged Kathmandu-based foreign diplomatic missions and donor agencies to help make the campaign a success.
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation held interactions with 31 ambassadors and chiefs of five donor agencies at the ministry on Wednesday and said the government expects their support for the campaign.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai urged the ambassadors to convey the message in their respective countries that Nepal is safe to travel.
Minister Bhattarai said that foreign envoys have an important role to play to make the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success and urged them to spread the message across the world.
“I request you all to advise your citizens to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Nepal this time,” said Minister Bhattarai.
He also requested the foreign envoys to coordinate with their foreign ministers to ensure that they attend the opening ceremony of the VNY 2020.
The minister further said that the government will inaugurate the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign at the Dasharath Stadium amid a grand ceremony.
He also informed the ambassadors that the government is planning to operate Gautam Buddha International Airport by 2020. The government is also preparing to announce special packages for airline operators for the VNY 2020, said Bhattarai.