Entrepreneurs of east Nepal and Sikkim seeking joint cooperation for tourism development


26th Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Mar 26: Entrepreneurs in the eastern part of Nepal, together with the neighboring Indian state of Sikkim have sought consultation for organizing cooperation in tourism promotion.

Various organizations of entrepreneurs from eastern Nepal and Sikkim are seeking to establish relations and work for joint tourism promotion, given their geographical proximity. Entrepreneurs from Ilam, Panchthar, Taplejung, Jhapa and Morang districts in the eastern part of Nepal have started joint consultations with stakeholders in Sikkim for possible cooperation in the development of tourism infrastructures and tourism promotion.

A joint team of entrepreneurs from the eastern part visited Geyzing, Sikkim to attend a five-day tourism festival 'Nunthale Laligurash Tourism Festival', which started on March 22 in the remote Nunthale village of Sikkim.

20 representatives from various entrepreneurs' organizations of the eastern part of Nepal as well as other bodies concerned are taking part in the event at the invitation of the government of Sikkim.  Various local farm products and traditional farming equipment from both sides have been kept on display in the festival, which is organized annually.

“We believe that the event will help to bring entrepreneurs from both sides together and pave the way for sustainable tourism promotion,” said Tulasi Bahadur Chettri, president of the organization committee of the festival.

 

Minister for Livestock and Agriculture of Sikkim Somnath Paudel also highlighted the importance of cross-border cooperation for tourism promotion. “Joint cooperation between Sikkim and eastern part of Nepal in the tourism sector can unleash lots of business opportunities. It is high time that we made joint efforts for possible cooperation,” he told the Nepali entrepreneurs attending the event.