Completely devastated by the earthquake in 2015, Patan Durbar Square has reconstructed almost all major temples in four years reviving its past glory. In its effort, Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT) has just completed reconstruction of Char Narayan Temple through major funding from U.S. Embassy. With funds from U.S. Embassy, Germany, Japan and other countries, KVPT, which has been working in close coordination and collaboration with Department of Archeology and backing of local community and local institutions like chamber and Metropolitan City, has shown a way how to effectively and quickly rebuild the heritage sites under a dynamic leadership of country director Rohit Ranjitkar
By A Correspondent Feb 12, 2020
Having worked in several positions of Nepali civil service, Eaknarayan Aryal, Consul General, in the Consulate General of Nepal in Kolkata, is known for his personal capability to perform well. As Kolkata port has been a gateway to Nepal's export and import from the third countries, it remains very important for Nepal's economic development. In his three years of tenure in Kolkata, Aryal has posted some significant progress to improve the transit of export and import of Nepali goods. Aryal spoke to New Spotlight on various issues. Excerpts:
By A Correspondent Feb 07, 2020
Instead of siding with and defending the cause of Nepal's business community, which has thrived in getting the maximum short term benefits through the loophole of Indian trade and industry policy, Nepal government needs to stand fairly for fair trade deal. However, the government's recent decision to formally ask Delhi to resume palm oil import from Nepal promotes the moral of fake traders and industrialists.
By A Correspondent Jan 24, 2020
As Nepal has celebrated Visit Nepal Year 2020 with ambitions goals to bring two million tourists, there are opportunities and challenges as well. Nepal's cultural, natural and religious diversities offer opportunities. The challenges are related mainly with their management. Unexpectedly high airfare, lack of adequate international flights by national flag carrier and dependency on foreign airlines are huge challenges. The first two tourism promotional activities, Visit Nepal Year 1998 and Nepal Tourism Year 2011, have produced good results, increasing the number of visitors. How Visit Nepal Year 2020, a third major tourism promotion program, will work remains to be seen
By A Correspondent Jan 02, 2020