8000 Meters Facts
Lhasa bus service begins
The bus service between
Kathmandu-Lhasa has started from Lhasa on April 29 and is scheduled to arrive
in Kathmandu on May 1, 2005. Similarly, the bus service from Kathmandu to
Lhasa will be inaugurated in Kathmandu on May 1, 2005 amidst a grand function.
Sixty-five persons have so far applied for the ticket to go to Lhasa but some
of them do not have passports. Altogether 40 passengers, including nine
government officials, are scheduled to leave for Lhasa.
The Minister for Labour and Transport Management is scheduled to inaugurate
the bus, which will leave Sajha office at Pulchowk on May 1 in the presence of
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal. A brief function will be organised at the
Friendship Bridge on Nepal-China border, where director general of the DoTM,
Hari Prasad Nepal, is scheduled to welcome the bus with Chinese government
officials on board. Nepal Tourism Board has organized a familiarization tour
for journalists on the same route.
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