Nepal's tourism promotion in Vietnam

Kathmandu, March 15: The Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, in association with Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industries (VCCI) Ho Chi Minh Branch (HCM), organized a business, tourism and trekking promotion programme in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam on 13 March.

At the programme, Deputy Director General of VCCI, Ho Chi Minh Branch, Nguyen the Hung, said Vietnam and Nepal have huge potentials for cooperation in various sectors, especially tourism and business. He spoke about Nepal's tourism, and said that about 7,000 Vietnamese tourists traveled to Nepal, most of them choosing spiritual tourism and eco-tourism.

He urged all travel and tour operators in Vietnam to cooperate with Nepali travel and tour operators to encourage Vietnamese people to visit Nepal, mainly Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha.

Counsellor at Nepali Embassy in Bangkok, Janga Bahadur Gurung, highlighted the bilateral relations between Nepal and Vietnam, the upcoming ‘Nepal Investment Summit’ to be held on 29-30 March 2019 in Kathmandu and the Crafts and Culture Festival being organized in Lalitpur from 27 to 31 March.

He also made presentation on business opportunities in Nepal. The government of Nepal is now in the process of amendments of several Acts and rules related to foreign investment, with an aim to promote foreign investment and build investment-friendly environment, he informed.

Similarly, Second Secretary Pratigya Rai urged the audience to visit Nepal for trekking to see the diverse natural and cultural attraction and to have a lifetime experience of the serenity of nature, breath-taking panoramic landscape, the Himalayas, green forests, and waterfalls and lakes. 

The programme was believed to have contributed to giving further publicity about Nepal in Vietnam, thereby promoting Nepal’s business, investment and tourism.

Present on the occasion were Deputy Director General of VCCI, Ho Chi Minh Branch, Mr. Nguyen the Hung, Director of VCCI, HCM, Nguyen Van Tuan and other officials of VCCI.

A large number of participants, including representatives from Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, business entrepreneurs, travel and tour operators, media persons and representatives of the Nepali community in Ho Chi Minh City attended the programme.

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