'Pokhara for all seasons' scheme announced

POKHARA, JUNE 24: The Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) has announced the 'Pokhara for All Seasons' scheme to attract tourists and boost tourism businesses. The program will be implemented in partnership with the private sector to lure visitors to the city, which is famed for its lakes and enchanting landscapes.

Similarly, the PMC is set to observe 2025 as the Pokhara Visit Year. Mayor Dhan Raj Acharya shared this information while unveiling the Metropolis's annual policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2024/25 on Sunday. The Metropolis will coordinate with the federal government, provincial government, and private sectors to attract at least 1.5 million tourists in 2025.

An action plan will be devised to implement the Tourism Capital Pokhara Integrated Strategy so that planned development can be advanced in Pokhara, the provincial capital of Gandaki Province, said Mayor Acharya.

Furthermore, the 'One Ward One Special Programme' will be conducted to identify the original and specific identities of each of the 33 wards and to leverage their possibilities, he informed.

The newly unveiled policies and programs mentioned that investment meetings and events will be organized to attract and encourage domestic and foreign investments in potential projects by ensuring policy and procedural reforms.

Electronic media will be optimally utilized for tourism promotion. The destination profiles of major tourist spots in the Metropolis will be prepared.