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Tibet positive for bus service

September 16, 2010

Republica (Nepal)
September 15, 2010

KATHMANDU, Sept 15 -- Tibet authority has agreed
in principle to operate bus service from Nepal
and provide visa to international tourists in Nepal.

According to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the
fourth meeting of China’s Tibet-Nepal Joint
Tourism Coordination Committee held on Monday and
Tuesday in Lhasa, the MoU was signed by Laxman
Prasad Bhattarai, Joint Secretary of Ministry of
Tourism and Civil Aviation and Wu Ying Jie,
Standing Committee Executive Vice Chairman,
Government of Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Tibetan side also agreed promote Nepal Tourism
Year 2011 in Tibet through media and hoarding
boards and allow regular helicopter and charter
services from Nepal to Mansoravor area. The
concerned authorities of both governments will
work closely to execute the understandings.

Both sides agreed that the implementation of
fresh MoU will be helpful in smooth flow of tourists between Nepal and Tibet.

Nepali delegation members were Consul General of
Nepal to Lhasa Naindra Upadhayay, NTB Director
Aditya Baral, Under-secretary of MoTCA Babu Ram
Bhandari, Ram Saran Pudasaini from Ministry of
Finance, Ang Tsering Sherpa (past president of
Nepal Mountaineering Association ), Misri L
Mandal (Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal), Bala
R Dhakal (Ministry of Home), Chet N Pandey
(tresurer of Nepal Association of Tours and
Travel Agents), Khum B Subedi (treasurer, TAAN)
and Ghanendra Shrestha (Hotel Association of Nepal).

The Tibetian delegation was lead by Ba Zhu,
Director General of Tourism Bureau of T A R China.

The next round of the committee meeting will be held in Kathmandu in November.
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