May 21, 2024, Tuesday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Nepal favourite destination for Chinese tourists: Chinese envoy

The Nepal Weekly
January 31, 2023
New Chinese ambassador Chen Song arrives in Kathmandu, vows to further  enhance bilateral ties

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Chen Song has said that China is considering to enlist Nepal in the top tourist destination so that the Chinese tourists visit Nepal as in the past, pre-COVID-19 period.

“Nepal is the favourite destination for the Chinese tourists, especially high-end tourists. We expect many Chinese tourists will be visiting Nepal soon. There needs to be done some paper work between the two governments for enlisting Nepal among countries for group travel,” remarked Ambassador Chen when asked about Nepal not being included in the list of countries for Chinese group travel.

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has recently issued a list of countries for outbound group travel for Chinese starting from February 6, according to the Chinese envoy.

In an interview to state run The Rising Nepal following his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, at the latter’s office in Singh Durbar, the Chinese Ambassador assured of speeding up construction of different projects funded by government of China or being constructed by Chinese companies in Nepal.

“We are for speeding up our work in infrastructure projects in Nepal. China is ready to support Nepal on infrastructure building, improvements.”

When asked if the feasibility study of the Kerung-Kathmandu railways also included in their discussion, Ambassador Chen said, “We discussed every current projects and potentially future projects. As for the improvement of infrastructure of Nepal, we discussed all the projects generally. We intend to speed up our cooperation in this regard and contribute to Nepal’s social and economic development.”

Ambassador Chen said that China is always ready to provide all the assistance and expertise needed for Nepal’s development, including in infrastructure.

“We are ready to work with the government of Nepal and Nepali business circle for the improvement of infrastructure value,” said the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Nepal.