Nepal to make 1st cultural policy to protect heritages

   KATHMANDU, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — Minister for Culture, Tourism and
Civil Aviation Prithvi Subba Gurung has said that the ministry would
soon formulate a cultural policy for the first time in Nepal to conserve
the cultural heritages of the country, The Himalayan Times reported on

   “Since the country’s countless cultural heritages are suffering from
negligence from both the government and the community sector, we have
decided to formulate a strong policy, which will guide theoverall
development, conservation and use of culture and cultural heritages,” he
was quoted by the daily as saying.

   He also told the daily that the Nepal Planning Commission has been
convinced about the significance of a cultural policy and the Finance
Ministry will also release the budget for it, adding that the policy
will be ready by the end of the fiscal year in mid-July.

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