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BHAKTAPUR REFORMULATED ACTION PLAN

 

1. Issues related to tourism

 

• Insufficient signage
• Lack of heritage interpreters
• No statistic data about domestic tourist arrival

 

ACTION to tackle these issues

Expand scope of tourist service section

 

• Train twenty five heritage interpreters
• Install twelve signage
• Start registering domestic tourists

Time frame: Jan. 2002 to December 2002

 

2. Issues related to heritage education

 

• Inadequate involvement of the local youth
• Indifferent attitude of community

 

ACTION

 

• Heritage education to twenty five school teachers
• Educate fifty NGOs and club members
• Adult education (cont.)
• Study tour for council members (one study tour)
• Training of twelve municipal staffs

Time frame: Jan. 2002 – December 2002

 

3. Issues related to economic activities

 

• Lack of benefit from conservation to local people
• Endangered traditional skills and crafts

 

ACTION

 

• Financial subsidy (2.5 mil. ….., US 34000)
• Technical advice
• Promote adaptive two reuse houses into bed and breakfast/ guest houses
• Promote and train twenty local people in handling traditional skills and crafts

Time frame: continue

 

4. Issues related to conservation plan

 

• Non-declaration of historic city core as conservation zone
• Only three squares and connecting road in declared as conservation area (enlisted WHS)

 

ACTION

 

• Declaration of whole heritage city as WHS – cultural city
• Lobby politicians (MP) and central government agencies

Time frame: Jan 2002 to December 2002

 

Expected tourist arrival in

 

2001 June to 2002 June =180,000-190,000

 

Expected revenue

Municipal budget

NRs 80,000,000.00
US$ 1,150,000.00

47%

 

From central government + other taxes 53%

Tourist service charge
From Jan. 2001 – US$ 10.00