Rabindra Dhungel, 21 september 2020. Despite being an attractive destination, the number of foreign tourists visiting Kapasebhanjyang has become almost zero due to lack of publicity. Though sporadic tourists visit Kapasebhanjyang on the border of Khotehang Gaonpalika-2, Vaplukha of Khotang and Temke Mayung Gaonpalika-9, Lekharka of Bhojpur, the traffic of foreign tourists has become almost zero due to lack of publicity.
Lately, the construction work of physical infrastructure has been expedited for the promotion of tourism. Khotehang Municipality of Khotang and Temke Mayung Municipality of Bhojpur have jointly formulated a master plan to develop Kapasebhanjyang as a tourist destination. The state and federal governments have also invested in the construction of the necessary physical infrastructure.
A nine-member committee has been formed under the leadership of Sane Bishwakarma of Khotang for the overall development of Kapasebhanjyang, a natural tourist destination. Named ‘Selme-Kapase-Halahale Tourism Promotion Committee’, the committee has now intensified the construction of physical infrastructure.
An integrated settlement of 87 households is under construction in Kapasebhanjyang, which will host the Kiranti community’s Sakela Chad Udhauli-Ubholi and Ranke Mela on the eve of Saune Sankranti. Rupen Rai, a local engineer, said that the construction of physical infrastructure has been expedited with the objective of making Kapasebhanjyang, a favorite of domestic tourists, a means of earning money by attracting foreign tourists.
Last year, the Ministry of Tourism and the number one state government had allocated Rs 2 million for the construction of a multi-purpose tourism park in Kapasebhanjyang. Khotehang Municipality and Temke Mayung Municipality had allocated budget for road construction, drinking water, market management, playground and pond construction last year.
According to the Tourism Promotion Committee, the construction of the park will be C-shaped to house statues of 16 national dignitaries of Nepal. Abhiyanta Rai said that a ‘Paruhang Park’ is being constructed in Sumni with the investment of Temke Mayung village in the place which is also known as Tindhare by the locals.