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Tourism Fair to be held in Bhairahawa

Tourism Fair to be held in Bhairahawa

Lumbini, January 17
The First National Tourism Promotion Agricultural and Industrial Trade Fair is being held in Bhairahawa with an aim to promote and boost domestic tourism.
The Siddhartha Hotel Association Nepal (SAN) is organizing the event from February 7 – 18 under the banner ‘Promote Internal Tourism, Make Visit Year 2017 a Success’ at Belhiya Marg located near the Danda river.
The event co-organized by Rupandehi Cricket Association will bring into relief the agricultural, industrial, tourism, and information and technology related items, gadgets, schemes, policies and programmes focusing on internal and external tourists, Rupandehi SAN Chairman, Chandra Prasad Shrestha said.
The organizers expect to tend to around 100,000 visitors and hope for successful transaction of over Rs 30 million.
A total of 265 stalls to be set up at the event venue will present agricultural tools, handicraft items, leather, shoes, foods, automobiles, banking and financial institutes (BFIs), information technology, hotels, restaurants, electronic gadgets and industries, SAN Secretary, Rabi Sharma Ghimire shared.
The visitors will also be offered boating in the river alongside exhibition of different species of birds including the Himalayan Monal and Ostrich. A replica of the Mayadevi Temple of Lumbini will also be built at the site.
Proceeds from the fair will be spent for the under-construction Siddhartha stadium, Rupandehi Cricket Association Chair, Prashant Bikram Malla confided. RSS

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