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International support must for Nepal to fight climate change: Experts

Experts, discussion negotiators and a group of stakeholders working in the field of climate change have urged the government to strive for securing financial and technological support from the international community in its fight against climate change.

Nepal, as one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world, is due to take part in the global conference on climate change next month in Katowice, Poland.

During the consultation programme considered as part of government’s preparation for the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), climate experts have called on the government to raise its concerns strongly at the gathering and seek required assistance for tackling adverse effects of climate change.

Siddhartha Bajra Bajracharya, executive director of the National Trust

for Nature Conservation, pointed out that Nepal had not been able to receive international support that it deserves in view of the challenges it faces.

“As one of the most climate change vulnerable countries in the world, we should put in extra efforts for receiving financial and technical support,” said Bajracharya, adding that the delegation participating in the COP24 should again strongly raise the issue of melting Himalayas due to climate change.

Nepal has prepared a Status Paper for COP24 incorporating possible impacts to the mountainous nation, its efforts so far, policies and programmes, and challenges. The Nepali delegation, led by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, will also take part in various events on the sidelines during the conference.

Senior Meteorologist with Department of Hydrology and Meteorology Archana Shrestha said Nepal’s claims at the international meetings should be backed by strong evidences.

“For our climate change negotiations, there should be strong backing of science.

Our discussion at the conference should be based on scientific assessments,” urged Shrestha.



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Nepal’s biggest mall opens in Kathmandu



Nepal’s biggest shopping mall Chhaya Centre formally opened on Tuesday. Built in the tourist hotspot of Thamel, the luxurious mall is spread over an area of 86,000 sq ft with a built-up area of 350,000 sq ft. It houses more than 200 retail stores representing various international and local brands.
It is also home to a five-star hotel Aloft Kathmandu managed under the Marriott brand that is expected to open by March next year. In the 15-storey building, the hotel will be occupying the top 10 floors. The complex will also house a casino operated by a Chinese group, according to the centre.
“This shopping complex with a five star hotel is expected to contribute to Nepal’s tourism promotion,” said Prithvi Bahadur Pande, chairman of the centre, addressing the opening ceremony.
It took five years to complete the building with a total investment of Rs5 billion, the centre said.
 

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Nepal bus crash: Students among 23 dead after field trip


At least 23 people died in Nepal when a bus carrying students and their teachers back from a botanical trip ran off a road and plunged 700m (2,300ft) into a ravine.
Another 14 people were injured in the crash in Dang district, western Nepal.
Most of the victims were students aged between 16 and 20, officials said. Two teachers and the driver also died.
The cause of Friday's crash appeared to be speeding, a police spokesman told AFP news agency.
The students and teachers were from the Krishna Sen Ichchhuk Polytechnic in Ghorahi, Dang district, the Kathmandu Post reported. They had been returning from a visit to a farm when the bus veered off the road near Ramri village.
Police said the bus had been carrying 37 people.
Road accidents are common in Nepal, usually caused by bad roads, poorly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.





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Nepal sees surge in Chinese tourists during Lunar New Year

KATHMANDU, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Escape from congestion, cold and crowd, celebrate your new year in Nepal where summer is cool and winter is warm. It is the message that Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) conveyed to the Chinese people during the ongoing holiday of Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival.

As China has emerged as second largest source market for Nepal's tourism sector in the recent years after India, the Himalayan country is making every effort to bring in Chinese visitors.

"Many activities are being organized on the occasion of Chinese New Year in Nepal in cities like capital Kathmandu and western tourism city Pokhara," Deepak Raj Joshi, chief executive officer of NTB told Xinhua last week.

Chinese Spring Festival began on Feb. 5 and the Chinese people travel to different destinations during the week-long holiday as a large number of people choose Nepal.

Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan are common destinations for most of the Chinese tourists visiting Nepal during the Spring Festival.
 

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Newly discovered lake in Nepal likely to become world's highest

newly-discovered lake in Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world's highest lake replacing Tilicho, which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in the Himalayan nation and currently holding the title.

The Kajin Sara lake in Manang district was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers, the Himalayan Times reported. It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality.

"As per the measurement of the lake taken by the team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, which is yet to be officially verified. It is estimated to be 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide," Chame rural municipality Chair Lokendra Ghale was quoted as saying by the report.

"The lake would be the world's highest lake if its altitude of 5000-plus metres is officially verified," he said.

The Tilicho lake, situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres, is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.
 
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