UK to double donations to new appeal, Justine Greening announces on anniversary of Nepal earthquakes
On the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the UK will match public donations to a new appeal to help thousands of people living with disabilities to access rehabilitation services and get back into education and jobs.
Ang Tshering Sherpa, President of Nepal Mountaineering Association, said that revival of tourism in Langtang and the whole country was the need of the hour. Speaking at the ceremony, he requested all visitors to carry the message that Nepal was now safe to travel. Babu Tamang, a 70 year old resident of Langtang, expressed his grief at having lost everything- their families, land and assets – in the quake. However, he added optimistically, that Langtang will hopefully spring back to life again.
Yosemite’s International Affairs program supports the park’s participation in the World Heritage Program, as well as visits of over 50 delegations from all over the world each year. Yosemite maintains 12 sister park relationships in China, Chile, Germany, Mongolia, Nepal, and Tanzania.
Everest climbers are moving up to higher camps with Sherpas fixing ropes up to Camp III in Everest icefall route reports The Himalayan Times (THT). THT also spoke to Col Ranveer Jamwal, leading a team of Indian Army Everest Massif expedition, who confirmed that most of the teams had started moving to Camp I and Camp II.
CG Holdings plans to invest Rs5 billion in four proposed hotel infrastructure over the next five years. According to Chaudhary, a 200-room five-star “Holiday Inn” property will be built in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, which will be completed by 2020. Additionally, a 125-room business hotel will be built in Tripureshwor and a “Wellness Retreat” with 50 cottages is planned at Budhanilkantha in Kathmandu. The company also plans to construct an 80-room luxury five-star hotel in Sarangkot, Pokhara.