(English) Aircraft museum lures scores of tourists

At least five hundred visitors pay visit to the aircraft museum. Image
At least five hundred visitors pay visit to the aircraft museum. Image

KATHMANDU, Nepal–The aircraft museum, located in the Kailali district of far-western region has attracted scores of domestic and international tourists.

As many as  six thousand tourists have visited the museum, which is inside an old airplane of Cosmic Air, during the past three weeks, according to the Bed Uprety Trust, the operator of the museum.

20 per cent foreigners, approximately 60 per cent domestic tourist and 20  per cent locals have visited the museum which has been brought into operation in the region for the first time.

300 to 500 visitor throng to observe the museum among which 50 per cent are students. 

More than o.2 million rupees have been garneted from the ticket fee collected from the entrants to the museum. The entrance fee for student is Rs 50 while it is Rs 100 for others. 

Museum operator Uprety said the fund would be utilized to offer treatment to tuberculosis patients and giving scholarship to genius students of the schools of the far-western region.

Two separate revolving funds will be set up for the management of the fund aligning with the purpose for supporting treatment and scholarship. 

“The museum set up for the promotion of internal tourism will positively inspire students as well as offer knowledge to students”, Nagrik news quoted Uprety, adding, “While It will create an opportunity of entertainment to others”. 

Three weeks ago, museum operator had organized the workshop “Build own place by ourselves” on the museum premises which saw significant participation of a local students and researchers.

There are many aircraft museum around the world but this must be the first museum inside an airplane. Former Prime Minister and leader of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba has inaugurated the museum three weeks ago.

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