Preparations to welcome Chinese President Xi in full swing
KATHMANDU: With the announcement of the date of the President of People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping's state visit to Nepal, preparations to welcome him have been accelerated.
The Chinese President is paying a two-day state visit to Nepal commencing October 12. The bodies concerned of the government of Nepal have been engaged for the preparation of bilateral talks and agreements during the visit. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday published the schedule of the state visit of Chinese President.
The Chinese president is paying a two-day state visit to Nepal at the invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The Chinese special delegates would hold delegation-level official talks with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during the state visit.
The bilateral agreement and memorandum of understanding would be signed in presence of the Chinese President and Prime Minister Oli. The visit is taken as an important one as it is expected to materialise the previous bilateral agreements signed during the official visits of President Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
It is expected that the visit would further help promote tourism as it is scheduled near upcoming Nepal's mega campaign of Visit Nepal Year 2020.
Various places including, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Tinkune, Baneshwar, Babarmahal, Naxal, Tripureshwar, Bhadrakali, Kesharmahal, Durbarmarga, Sundhara, Nagpokhari, Hattisar, Kalimati, Solteemode have been decorated to welcome the guest.
According to Kathmandu Metropolitan City spokesperson Ishwarman Dangol, they were working to beautify the city by repairing the roads, cleaning and developing greeneries.
The concerned sides are working to clean and decorate the roads and streets of Kathmandu along with planting new plants and flowers.
The KMC has planted flowers of various species to decorate the roads. It has further worked on improving the quality of roads by tarmacking, arranging the stone slabs even by putting lump of grass (dubo) and repairing the traffic lights. Some of the workers are found busy in watering the newly planted flowers and constructing fountains and painting the railings and curbs.
KMC spokesperson further shared that flags would be placed on various poles along the roadsides. He said students will be carrying national flags to welcome President Xi Jinping during his arrival.
Similarly, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth led high-level team has inspected various sites where road repairing task is being intensified.