Pushpalal Park in Kirtipur to be developed as tourist destination

KATHMANDU: Kirtipur Municipality is set to develop Pushpalal Park at Champadevi, and surrounding areas as tourist destination.

"A study is being carried out for infrastructure development as the area, with its natural beauty and sidewalks, has the potentiality for tourism," said the municipality's Deputy Mayor Saraswati Khadka.

The drive aims to make the park known at national and international levels, she said, adding that Kirtipur Integrated Tourism Development Project that has accorded a special priority to tourism will also be launched soon.

Earlier, a Kirtipur Tourism Development Committee was established that includes experts in the related field and distinguished persons of the society as members. The committee aims to develop local tourism.

Likewise, those wanting to run hotels and industries in the area to promote tourism will get a discount on tax and other fees.