7 April, Dolakha: An international film city will be built at the Dangdungedanda of Bhimeshwor Municipality – 9 in Dolakha district following a decision taken by the Council of Ministers.

The Cabinet has sent a written instruction to the Film Development Board under the Ministry of Information and Communications for launching the film city project.

The government is set to allow the use of 76.25 hectares of land property in the national forest area and permit the removal of 104 trees. Following the nod from the Cabinet, the Department of Forest and Film Development Board sealed an agreement on March 28.

Campaigner, Madan Das Shrestha, said the Forest Department immediately wrote a letter to the District Forest Office, Dolakha to implement the decision.

The Film City being developed in the Dolakha district – replete in terms of historical, archeological, natural and religious heritages – is the first in Nepal.

Dangdungedanda – located around 109 km east of Kathmandu – offers a panoramic view of a wide range of surrounding areas including places as far as Kathmandu’s Swayambhunath, Phulchowki hill, Rolwaling Himalayan Range, Gaurishanker, Jugal, Ganesh mountains including 60 per cent of the territories of Sindhupalchowk, Kavrepalanchwok, Solukhumbu, Ramechap and Okhaldhunga districts. RSS