Preparations to open religious shrines from October 17

7, Oct 2020 |

The Tourism Minister clarified that religious and cultural sites would be opened gradually with health safety precautions


Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, said that preparation are underway to open religious shrines across the nation from October 17.

Talking to media persons at Suketar airport, Minister Bhattarai, who reached his hometown, Taplejung, today to inaugurate Border Outpost (BOP) at Olangchungola, said, “The government has made preparations to open religious and cultural sites, closed since long due to COVID-19.” 

He shared that the proposal for opening the religious sites would be taken in the next cabinet meeting and it would be opened from October 17 gradually if the proposal was passed. 

The Minister clarified that religious and cultural sites would be opened gradually from Dashain with health safety precautions at a time when the lockdown has adversely affected religious and cultural tourism. 

Earlier this morning, Minister Bhattarai inaugurated the BOP at Olangchungola. Home Secretary Maheshwor Neupane, Inspector General of Police, Shailesh Thapa Chhetri, Inspector General of APF, Shailendra Khanal, were also present on the occasion.


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