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Minister Ale pledges to work for development of Khaptad Area

2022 Feb 26, 13:12, Doti

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale reaffirmed his commitment towards development and promotion of Khaptad Area, a protected area stretching across Bajhang, Bajura, Achham and Doti districts.

Minister Ale said so in an on-site visit of Khaptad and Dipayal Airport of the Doti district today.

Standing at 3,500 metres above the sea level, the Khaptad Area is home to 567 types of vegetation, medicinal herbs and 260 species of birds and other wild animals. The high hill area has Tribeni Dham, Nagdhuna, Ashram (abode) of Khaptad Swami (sage) and 22 meadows.

Calling for cooperation from all quarters to develop and promote Khaptad Area, he opined that if Khaptad area and Badimalika areas are developed, it could help change the face of Sudurpaschim Province.

Dubbing these areas as incredible natural gifts, he viewed that these areas could attract more tourists round-the-year if roadways and other infrastructures are in place.

He opined that cultural, religious and tourism development of these areas are important to develop Sudurpaschim Province and mark it on the world map.

During the inspection, the Minister assured to put in place all necessary infrastructures to welcome more tourists.

The Tourism Minister shared that construction of various development projects is underway at different places like Khaptad Area, Badimalika, Ramaroshan, Saipal, Shaileshwori, Ugratara, Malikarjun, Ninglashaini among others tourist destinations in the Sudurpaschim.

Furthermore, he informed that the federal government has already allocated budget for fast track to be built from Khutiya in Kailali district to Bajhang.

Minister Ale said that his ministry and himself were effortful to revitalize tourism sector hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years.


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