Women in Bhaktapur district have ventured into mega business projects. An example of this is 'Meal Me', a restaurant and bar at Radhe Radhe in Madhyapurthimi Municipality, Bhaktapur, which is just beside Bhatbhateni supermarket.

This is an enterprises operated jointly by four women.

The Rs 20 million project aims to offer various homemade and foreign dishes from a one-stop outlet, said managing director of the project Bipana Sapkota Poudel, adding that the project would be expanded across the country.

The project that provides an environment for families to visit and also targets customers, including domestic and foreign tourists, is open from 7:00am to 10:00pm she said.

Former minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Mahesh Basnet inaugurated the project amid a function today.

"We have brought the restaurant into operation with the aim of serving healthy and hygienic dishes, including Nepali, Thakali, Newari and Asian food in a peaceful and familiar environment.

Children, senior citizens and ailing people here can get food items suitable for them. We will also launch home-delivery facility soon," said Sapkota.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 7, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.