Recentfusion.com—Pokhara: Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa pledged that Japan will continue its support to Nepal. Addressing an interaction organized to welcome him in Pokhara, Ogawa also promised that he would take initiation to bring more Japanese tourists to Nepal.
He humorously said that there used to be number of tourists saying Ohayo Gozaimasu but in recent day there we could see the tourists of saying Ni Hao in Pokhara. Remembering the occasion of 60 years of diplomatic relationship between Japan and Nepal, he informed that Japan is going to support Nepal to build a tunnel-way in Nagdhunga and in the sector of air safety. He also added that Japan is going to support for the development of Pokhara especially in the establishment of water treatment plant.
He also appreciated the natural beauty of Pokhara. Remembering the issue of sister city relationship between Pokhara and Komagane, he added that there would be taken initiation to bring this relationship to people to people level.
Informing that there have been studying 10,000 Nepali students in Japan now, he said that the scenario would definitely helpful on the side of cultural exchange. The program organizer Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President Bishwo Shankar Palikhe appreciated the continued Japanese support to Nepal. He also requested ambassador Ogawa for the recovery of Nepali tourist that was hard-hit by April 12 earthquake last year.
Palikhe also said that the PCCI has been supporting for the development of Pokhara for decades and added that his organization is ready to cooperate with Japan for the further development of this beautiful city of Nepal.
PCCI adviser and former president Ashok Palikhe said that would be better for consumers if Pokhara drinking water source-dam could be shifted 4 km north of existing place of Mardi Khola. He also asked for Japanese assistance to conserve the Phewa Lake as like in 2002.