December 15: A group of young investors is preparing to run a trial of river cruise ship on Narayani river as the government gears up for the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.
Rhino Water Entertainment, a company set up by 10 youngsters with an investment of Rs 150 million, is preparing to test the river cruise on Narayani river within two weeks.
According to a member of the company Khim Panthi, they will soon operate the river cruise using Norwegian technology. The company is assembling the cruise ship on the bank of Narayani river with technical assistance of Indian experts, said Panthi.
He further said that the assembling of the 100 feet long and 25 feet wide cruise ship is in the final phase.
“We will test the cruise within two weeks,” he added.
The company is preparing to operate full-fledged service from January 1. The cruise will operate in three shifts per day and can accommodate up to 220 people at a time. The company informed that they are also making rescue boats to ensure safety measure.
In the first phase, the cruise will operate from Kavreghat to Devghat at a speed of 37 kilometers per hour. The company is studying the possibility of extending the trip up to Mugling.