KATHMANDU: Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has stressed on the need to promote tourism for country's prosperity.

Inaugurating the fourth anniversary of Shikhar Post Media Group on Sunday, Minister Basnet expressed his commitment to create a situation, in the coming year, which would send out a message to the potential tourists regarding Nepal's exemplary development in environmental sector. He also noted that media must work by keeping the country and people's interest foremost.

On the occasion, lawmaker Hem Kumar Rai said everyone's attention has been diverted towards the need to develop the country and called for unity among all to realise the dream of 'New Nepal'.

Minister Basnet also officially launched 'shikhar.com', an online edition of Shikhar Post Media Group.