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Kunming signed an agreement last week to become a sister city of Pokhara, Nepal's third largest city, according to a report in a Nepalese national newspaper, Republica.
The news appeared as part of an interview with Dr Liu Guang, an envoy of the Kunming government who travelled to Nepal for the ceremony commemorating the agreement. In response to several questions about the future relationship between the new sister cities, Liu offered some insightful answers about the role he sees for Kunming.
Aside from noting that Kunming has the potential to send hundreds of tourists to Nepal every month, Liu also mentioned that Kunming would like to help Pokhara formulate a development master plan. He further added, "we are exploring the possibility of helping Nepal in railways, road, education, health and industrial sectors."
On the heels of last week's visit, China Eastern Airlines also officially announced yesterday that it will resume direct flights to Kathmandu on January 11. The flights, with a duration of roughly two and a half hours, will make a round trip from Kunming to Kathmandu every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.© Copyright 2005-2021 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.