KATHMANDU, Nepal- China has said that it will help Nepal promote tourism to achieve economic prosperity.
Stating that the Chinese government has its priority to see the prosperous neighbor, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Wu Chuntai, said he has been making his best efforts for the promotion of tourism as it is the backbone of the economic development of Nepal.
Nepal-China relation was established with the beginning of modern civilization and it was very harmonious, the Chinese Ambassador said, urging the Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in tourism sector of Nepal.
He said he brought Chinese television operators in Nepal to make separate documentary of four places—Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini and screened them in China.
Ambassador Wu said the number of Chinese tourists visiting Nepal has increased due to impact of the documentary.
He said a Chinese Film Company has recently shot all the scenes of a Chinese film in Nepal and it was in course of screening and expressed the belief that the film would further encourage Chinese tourists to visit Nepal.
Ambassador Wu was speaking at a programme organized on launching of the sale of buses of Higer Company of China on Wednesday in Kathmandu.
A business organization of private sector “Nepal International Business” has brought the buses into market targeting Chinese tourists.
Managing Director of the authorized distributor of the buses of the Higer Company, Nepal International Business Pvt. Ltd, Rajesh Kaji Shrestha, drew the attention of the Chinese Ambassador to increase the number to Chinese tourists in Nepal and to operate direct air services from Shanghai and Beijing.
Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudyal also stressed on the tourism promotion between the countries.