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July 28, 2022

International Buddhist Conference to be held at Lumbini 

Kathmandu. An international Buddhist conference will be held in Lumbini in November this year.

The council meeting of the Lumbini Development Fund held on Wednesday has decided to hold an international Buddhist conference to promote the promotion of Lumbini in the international community as the number of tourists in Lumbini has decreased due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The meeting was held in Lumbini under the chairmanship of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Minister Jeevan Ram Shrestha. The chairman of the fund decided to do various things for the development of Lumbini, starting by holding an international Buddhist conference.

The meeting also decided to do preparatory work for the Buddhist conference under the coordination of Bhiksu Maittaya, the vice president of the fund.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Shrestha, chairman of the fund and Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, said that the federal government would pay special attention to the development of areas connected to Lumbini.

He said that Ramragam and Devdah will be developed by making a master plan and Tilaurakot will be listed as a World Heritage Site.

Minister Shrestha also said that the government is preparing to move forward by designating the tourism decade from 2023 to 2033 to develop the tourism sector which has slowed down after the Covid-19 pandemic.

As Lumbini is the preferred region of tourists in the world, he promised that the ministry will work to develop it by connecting it with the Buddha circuit.

Stating that the Gautam Buddha International Airport will be operated more systematically, he said that the government’s goal is to bring more tourists to Lumbini from the airport.

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