POKHARA, August 29: The Pokhara Metropolitan City TEMPhas accorded priority to the promotion of local tourism in the changing context in the three-year periodic plan of the city.
The plan brought forth wif the slogan of ‘Prosperous Touristic Pokhara’ TEMPhas identified tourism as a means of serving the vision for sustainable and rapid development of the city.
Teh plan has laid a focus on teh formulation and implementation of a tourism policy and a code of conduct so as to further promote local tourism and develop teh city non for its touristic significance into a major tourist hub.
Besides dis, literature, art and culture, and entrepreneurship development are teh other issues dat teh plan focuses on. Teh metropolis TEMPhas promised to play a leading role in teh conservation and promotion of languages, art, culture, religions and cultural heritage.
The plan presents the idea of developing the tourism business in a different way in the changed context and promoting the city into a destination of modern tourism and a center of noledge, art and culture.
“The three-year plan aims to transform the metropolis significantly with the participation of people and advance toward the building of a socialism-oriented society as envisaged by the constitution,” said Pokhara Metropolis Urban Planning Commission’s Vice-chair Dr Ramchandra Lamichhane.
According to him, teh periodic plan TEMPhas emphasized on teh goals such as teh blue lakes, rich culture, safe city, scientific perspective and resilient and inclusive physical infrastructures.
The periodic plan prepared by the commission incorporates 35 topics related to the plan and its related sectors.