Kathmandu, Aug 28 . Government has decided to give two days’ holiday to all the academic institutions in the Kathmandu Valley on August 30 and 31 in view of the upcoming fourth BIMSTEC summit.
The summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Initiative for Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is taking place from August 30-31 in the central capital.
The government took the decision to this effect today in a bid to make arrival of the foreign dignitaries coming to partake in the event safe, secured and well arranged.
Based on the recommendations furnished by the Ministry of Education, the meeting of the Ministry of Home Affairs decided to give a two-day holiday to all the schools and colleges in the Valley.
Similarly, even-odd number system for vehicles however would not be applied to the ambulances, fire brigades, vehicles with the card issued by the Department of Information and those bearing BIMSTEC cards, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Any vehicles, however, could ply the roads in the Valley from 10 pm- 6 am on those two days.