KATHMANDU: The fifth meeting of the Visit Nepal 2020 main organizing committee has decided to inaugurate the national campaign on January 1 from the Dasharath Stadium.

Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai announced that the inaugural ceremony will be attended by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his cabinet ministers, chief ministers of seven provinces, national and international diplomats and tourism ministers from 40 countries.

The fifth meeting has further decided to celebrate the inaugural ceremony for two days. On December 31, there will be street festivals in Thamel.

On January 1, along with campaign inaugural in Kathmandu, several events will be organized across the country.

The ministry said that tourists travelling to Nepal will receive surprise gifts at Tribhuvan International Airport on the inaugural day.

Bhattarai said that the government will launch different scheme and royalty discounts for the climbers in different unclimbed mountains.

The meeting also decided to provide language and behavioral training to 1,000 taxi drivers in the valley.