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January 5, 2020

Tourism Minister unveils statue of Lord Buddha at Kathmandu Airport

Statue of Lord Buddha unveiled at TIA on Saturday: Photo-RSS

Kathmandu: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai on Saturday unveiled the statue of Lord Buddha at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in a bid to transform the airport into a “boutique” airport. 

The government’s efforts to install Lord Buddha’s statue at the TIA is aimed at boosting the Nepal Visit 2020 missions in luring more tourists from Buddhist countries.

Various other cultural antiques have also been put on display to promote the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.  

“The foreigners will see the statue of Lord Buddha as soon as they arrive at the TIA. This is expected to help Nepal as the birthplace of Lord Buddha and promote Nepal’s tourism,” Minister Bhattarai said. 

According to Minister Bhattarai, Rs 7 million was spent to construct the statue of Lord Buddha. The General Manager Rajan Pokharel of TIA said that they were tirelessly working to transform the airport to a boutique airport.

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