Kathmandu, August 7: Deliberation on the issues of public importance on constructing tourism-related physical infrastructure reflecting unique Nepali architecture presented by parliamentarian Dr Bimala Poudel has begun in today’s meeting of the National Assembly.
Endorsing the proposal presented by Dr. Poudel, the parliamentarians raised questions related to the subject matter which was responded by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogeshwor Kumar Bhattarai.
Responding to their questions, Minister Bhattarai said that preparations are afoot to develop Tribhuwan Airport as a boutique airport. Bhattarai explained that the Boutique airport will showcase Nepal’s unique cultural specialties. The Minister shared that preparations have been made to complete the reconstruction of 389 quake-damaged cultural monuments within two years.
He urged all the concerned Ministries and stakeholders to pay attention to preserving the cultural value of the quake-hit monuments during reconstruction. Likewise, National Assembly member Radheshyam Adhikari drew the government’s attention towards interrogations of human rights activists by the police on a telephone.
In a zero hour of today’s Upper House session, Lawmaker Adhikari said the police unnecessarily quizzed the human rights activists Damannanth Dhungana, Krishna Pahadi and Charan Prasai creating fear among the mass.