Delegation of the International Relation Committee Parliamentary Assembly visits VNY2020 Secretariat
The I.R. Committee chaired by Hon. Pabitra N. Kharel and all the members including former Prime Minister Hon. Madhav Kumar Nepal, Hon. Pushpa Bhusal, Hon. Renuka Gurung, Hon. Agni Prasad Sapkota, Hon. Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt, Hon. Sarala Yadav, Hon. Sanu Siura, Hon. Dibya M. Rajbhandari, Hon. Uma Regmi and Hon. Suraj K. Dura visited the VNY2020 Secretariat on June 10 at the invitation of the National Program Coordinator, Suraj Vaidya for a detailed briefing on the plans and progress of the VNY2020 campaign. Welcoming the dignitaries, the Former Secretary, MOCTCA and Chairman of PISC VNY2020, Mohan K. Sapkota briefed about the major developments and progress made till date and the limitations that the Secretariat was facing due to delayed onset of the campaign and also budget constraints. Suraj Vaidya made a detailed presentation about the works completed, in progress and planned to promote Nepal as a lifetime destination. He focused on airport improvements, media and online marketing, new products and destinations, trainings etc with a focus on the long term economic benefit of the country. CEO NTB, Deepak Raj Joshi briefed on the joint efforts made by NTB with VNY2020. The Parliamentarians gave insightful feedback and expressed full commitment to back its development and strengthen the VNY2020 at the Parliament. They also appreciated the partial renovation of the historical 108 year old Kaiser Mahal that houses the VNY2020 Office and recommended that other such buildings must be converted into museums and hotels in the future. The Committee also asked for regular updates on the progress of the vision and mission of the VNY2020 campaign and to share the same with a wider base of stakeholders.