MOU signed between Leshan, Lumbini and Ramgram municipality
A press meet at Nepal Tourism Board on September 11 briefed on this year’s Sichuan International Tourism Expo (SCITE) hosted in Leshan, China. The expo began September 6 and ran through September 9. With eager participation as the Country of Honour, Nepal was represented by a delegation of 38 officials.
While there, Honorary Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari met with the Governor of Sichuan along with VIP Delegates from Nepal. The tour of the SCITE Expo: Nepal Pavilion and NATTA B2B venue accompanied by Chinese VIP’s was another highlight of the day. Emei Peak Forum Signing Ceremony was deemed fruitful looking forward to boosting The Sacred Garden, Lumbini, and Giant Buddha.
Meeting the Head of Sichuan Buddhist Association, and the official ceremony of presenting the holy soil of Lumbini to Leshan Museum took place on September 8. The museum attracting 40 lakh visitors each year will certainly bring more tourism opportunities for Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini.
With cultural performances by Nepali students in Leshan, the Nepal pavilion also had 50 Nepali handicraft stalls, authentic Nepali food stalls and live pottery for visitors. Official meeting with Zhang Tong, Mayor of Leshan and other senior government officials also ended on a high note with further tourism promotion for Lumbini, Ramgram and Tansen.
Bringing this fruitful visit to an end the Nepali delegation also met up with the Buddhist Association at the Golden Summit of Mount Emei to discuss promotion and exchange of Buddhist teachings. With regard to furthering tourism prospects in Nepal they also further conversed about flight connectivity issues, tourism year, 'Visit Nepal 2020' and so on.