Preparations are on at the Nepal Pavilion at World Expo,Shanghai to mark Nepal Day on 3rd September. According to press release issued by the Nepalese Information and Communications Ministry, government officials and Ministers, Nepal Embassy in Beijing, Lumbini Development Trust and Nepal Tourism Board will take part in the festivity. The Shanghai World Expo which started in June will continue till December 2010.
At the ongoing World Expo 2010 in Shanghai,China, Nepal Pavilion is proving to be quite a hit among visitors.The pavilion has been visited by more than 2 million visitors. Formally inaugerated on 1st May, 2010 the Expo will run till 31st October. Reports quote Binayak Shah,Director of Nepal Pavilion, as saying the popularity of the Nepal Pavilion has been mainly due to media coverage.There has been extensive coverage by the Chinese media – radio, television, newspapers and magazines. Media from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan has also reported many news stories about Nepal National Pavilion.
According to Shanghai Daily, Nepali food served at Nepal Pavilion at the ongoing World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, is proving to be a big hit among visitors.The report says that a Nepali meal set consisting of steamed rice with dried grapes, fried chicken, Aachar and a serving of vegetable curry is the most popular dish. The report quotes Bishan Shah, the pavilion’s F&B Manager, who says that that the set priced at 40 yuan (US$5.90), sells almost 500 sets everyday and on weekends around 800 sets.
2010 World Expo is all set to begin in Shanghai, China tomorrow. The Expo, with around 200 international organizations participating from the world over , is expecting 70 million visitors from home and abroad.
Nepal will be promoting ‘Nepal Tourism Year 2011’ at the 2010 World Expo. With the aim of attracting 1 million tourists to Nepal next year, the activities will be promoted in the Nepal pavilion at the Expo with millions of Chinese-language brochures being distributed at the event.