January 30: Following the infrastructure construction and publicity, tourist sites have witnessed rise of tourist arrivals in Myagdi.
Construction of physical infrastructures is underway at Beni Municipality’s historical Jyamrukkot, Pulchaur, Pachhai, Singatatopani, Malika Rural Municipality’s Devisthan, and Ngala Rural Municipality’s Barnaja and Annapurna Rural Municiplaity’s Khopara, among others.
A road that connects to tourist site Gaikharka Lake located at Devisthan of Malika Rural Municipality has been constructed. Consumers’ Commitete chair Rabindra Rana Magar says that they had constructed the road with Rs 2 lakhs budget allocated by the rural municipality and labour donation worth Rs 50,000 by the locals.
According to Magar, 750-meter long road from Hansh khola to Gaikhara has been completed. “We have constructed the road for the promotion of the tourist lake,” said former ward chair Pipala Budhathoki Magar. Construction of a temple has started off targeting the tourists by allocating the budget from the ward office, said Pipala Magar.
Local people’s representatives say that rural municipality has invested large amount of money for the promotion of tourist sites. Two homestays have been brought into operation with assistance of province government in the rural municipality.
Similarly, ward office, municipality and province government are constructing physical structures to make historical Khadgabhwani kot premises located at Jyamrukkot of Beni Municipality-2. Three tiers of the government have collaborated to construct 250-meter long trekking route.
“We have broken two tough cliffs and constructed two-meter wide trekking route,” said consumers’ committee chairman Om Bahadur BK. The route has made it easy for the visitors to get to the Kot Mandir and lured many toursits for the sightseeing.