Tourism infrastructures with investment of over Rs 60 million being built in Baglung


Dhorpatan (Baglung), Feb 12 : The Gandaki provincial government has prioritized the promotion of the religious tourism sites lying in the lurch for years in Baglung district. In this connection, the Gandaki province's Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment has started constructing tourism infrastructures at 76 places of the district this year.    

The Ministry has allocated Rs 64 million for developing the tourism infrastructures in all the 10 local levels in the district. These projects are being implemented through the Tourism and Industry Office Baglung.    

It is said among the 76 projects, 58 are under-construction after having concluded the contract agreement while 18 projects are in the contractual process.    

The highest number of projects is in Baglung Municipality. The municipality has 20 such projects with a budgetary outlay of Rs 23.5 million, said Parasingh Thapa, the Chief of the Tourism and Industry Office Baglung. Similarly, Jaimini Municipality has 13 projects with a budgetary outlay of Rs 9.5 million, the Galkot Municipality has nine projects with an outlay of Rs 7 million and the Dhorpatan Municipality has four projects with a budget allocation of Rs 2.5 million.    

Fifteen projects with an outlay of Rs 9 million are to be constructed in Kathekhola Rural Municipality, five projects are to be constructed at Badigad Rural Municipality with an investment of Rs 3 million and three projects are to be built in Nishikhola Rural Municipality at an estimated cost of Rs 3 million.     

Likewise, Rs 3 million has been allocated for the construction of three tourism infrastructure projects in Tarakhola Rural Municipality, Rs 2.5 million has been allocated for developing three projects in Bareng Rural Municipality and Rs 1 million for construction of one project in Tamankhola Rural Municipality, Office Chief Thapa said.  (RSS)        


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