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Narayani river banks to be developed as tourist destination

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CHITWAN: Bharatpur Metropolitan City will develop the banks of the Narayani river as a tourist destination.

Under this project, structures will be built from the bridge of the Narayani river to the Narayani lift irrigation project, said an engineer at the metropolis Asmita Khanal. The consulting company, Greed Consult based in Kathmandu, has prepared a detailed project report to build structures in the area after dividing the lands into five parts. The project cost is Rs 293 million as stated in the report that has been submitted to the metropolis. Under this project spanning 15 bighas of land, existing structures on the banks of the river will be managed. Separate space has been allocated for religious activities, exhibitions, and sports.

Structures will be built for a garden, a football ground, a volleyball court, and a badminton court, recreational activities, resting places, toilets, and parking lots. The metropolis mayor Renu Dahal said homework was being done to develop the banks of the river as a tourist destination. A trail and parks have been constructed in the area at the cost of Rs 9.7 million in the fiscal year, 2019/20.

The federal and state governments have been asked to provide the budget for the project, said mayor Dahal, adding that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of the federal government provided Rs 21 million for it. Similarly, the state government has allocated Rs 5 million and the metropolis Rs 5 million for the project

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