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Bhaktapur is ready for VIP tour
Nov 18, 2014-
The first ladies from the Saarc member states are scheduled to take a tour around Bhaktapur on November 27. Chief District Officer (CDO) Anil Kumar Thakur said all security measures been implemented in the district for the planned high-level visit. He added that the security rehearsal will be conducted on November 21. “We have already prepared the lists of our activates concerning the security of the visiting guets. We are planning to rehearse everything as it will make us more confident in the real time,” he said.
During the two-hour tour, the first ladies from the Saarc countries will visit different temples around Bhaktapur, including Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Taumadi Square. Three guides from the Department of Archaeology will accompany the guests in their tour.
The Camber of Commerce of Bhaktapur and Bhaktapur Industrial Area plan to put up stalls in the area that will display wood carving, pashmina garments, Thanka paintings and items made out of Nepali papers, among others. There will also be a special showcase of cultural dance.
Mangala Pradhan, chief of the Durbar Management Office in Bhaktapur, said 90 percent of renovation works have already been completed as part of the Saarc preparation.
Published: 19-11-2014 09:08