Chief Minister Pokhrel visits different tourism sites of Kapilvastu

JITPUR, KAPILVASTU: Chief Minister of Province 5 Shankar Pokhrel today visited different tourism sites of Kapilvastu district.

Chief Minister Pokhrel, who had arrived in Kapilvastu this morning, visited Tilaurakot Durbar, Nigalihawa, Nigalikot, Rajapani and Jagadishpur pond.

On the occasion, he expressed his view that he was committed to take the district toward prosperity by developing a master plan.

The Chief Minister said that Kapilvastu district has the highest number of archeological sites as compared to other districts in the country, so everyone should be involved in its sustainable development.

"There is a possibility of developing Kapilvastu as the biggest tourism site in the country. Therefore, by protecting and managing the area properly, contribution can be made in country's economy," he said.

On the occasion, Joint-Director of Excavation, Exploration and Investigation Programme, Robin Kaninggham, and former Director of the Department of Archeology, Kosh Prasad Acharya, briefed the Chief Minister about the progress and achievements made so far in excavation.

Members of House of Representatives and Province Assembly of the district were in the team.