Radio and poverty

Media will not be pro-poor unless they prioritise local poverty reduction issues and take ownership of the programmes
 
Jun 28, 2016: Investigative journalism can be an effective means to reduce poverty if it is embedded as an integral part of the media industry. Yet, the woes of  the marginalised are often sidelined in favour of more-striking political news—intense competition and pressure to perform well financially pushes media companies to prioritise attention-grabbing news like politics.
 

Nepal’s first cantilever pathway in Gorkha

KATHMANDU: The UKaid funded construction of a cantilever pathway and approach trail at a critical crossing along the Budhi Gandaki River in Gorkha district, which is expected to ease journey of northern Gorkha locals and trekkers.
 
“The construction of the 195-metre steel cantilever pathway, with 55 metres of approach trail, was recently completed along Yaru Bagar of the Budhi Gandaki River in Kerauja VDC of Gorkha district,” the UKaid said in a statement.
 
The pathway is said to be the first of its kind in Nepal.

Great HImalaya Trails and Yeti Airlines/Tara Air Partnership

The partnership between the GHT and Yeti Airlines/Tara Air is a reflection of the private sector's support to the GHT and its objectives. Tara Air's new airplane provides improved passenger standards and increased safety specifications that form a real example of the quality of Nepal's new tourism products. The route network of Yeti Airlines/ Tara Air offers tourists access to all the gateways along the GHT. 

Trekking area in Nepal given green light after earthquake

One of Nepal’s most popular trekking areas has been given the green light by experts, three months after the country was rocked by powerful earthquakes.
 
The first official report on earthquake-related damage in the Annapurna region has been welcomed by the Nepalese government, as well as trekking companies and development agencies, who labelled it an important step towards the country’s economic recovery.
 

Next Steps For Nepal’s Recovery As Experts Greenlight Key Tourist Treks

NEPAL – One of the most popular trekking areas of Nepal has been given the green light by experts three months after powerful earthquakes rocked the country.  The first official report on earthquake-related damage in the Annapurna region has been welcomed by the Government of Nepal, trekking companies, and development agencies behind the assessment, who regard it as an important step towards the country’s economic recovery.
 

Turning point in Nepalese tourism

To support the continued efforts by the Nepal tourism industry to bring in-bound tourism back in business, SAMARTH Nepal Market Development Program (NMDP) organized an interaction program titled the “Turning Point in Tourism” at the hotel Annapurna in Kathmandu. The event was successful in bringing together international tour operators and Nepal tourism operators to discuss how to turn tourism recovery into a reality.
 

Tourist flow to return to normal only next year

The international tour operators have warned that negative travel advisory notice from various source countries and high insurance charges could dissuade tourists from visiting Nepal.
 
The statement comes at a time when the government, tourism entrepreneurs and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) — the tourism promotion body set up in public-private partnership model — are gearing up to restore tourist inflow to the level of pre-earthquake days by the beginning of autumn season this year.
 

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