DPR of Laurighol Preservation

Nepal is a mountainous country situated between China and India. Nepal hosts eight of the world’s ten highest mountain peaks making it a magnificent destination for adventurous tourists. Though, Nepal is among the  economically backward countries but having a lot of opportunity for fast growing economy. The country’s population reached more than 2.7 million in 2068 B.S. yet the per capita income is one of the world’s lowest that is around $1100 per year. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for over ninety percent of the population. With the growing number of tourists, however, the Nepalese Government is trying to exploit this resource as well. “Tourism is not only the goose that lays golden eggs, it also fouls its own nest,. So tourism is one of the promising sectors for the economic development of the country. In this perspective the provincial government is working to identify and develop the important tourist destination in the Province. Laurighol is one of them. This DPR will assistance to develop the infrastructure in the Laurighol area from budget allocation to implementation of the project.

Typical landscape in Laurighol, Chitwan.

Parks are a tangible reflection of the quality of life in a community.  They provide identity for citizens and are a major factor in the perception of quality of life in a given community.  Parks and recreation services are often cited as one of the most important factors in surveys of how livable communities are. Parks provide gathering places for families and social groups, as well as for individuals of all ages and economic status, regardless of their ability to pay for access.

Green open space has been shown to be crucial to public health, personal wellbeing and is vital to the provision of urban ecosystem services and the maintenance of biodiversity in region. These spaces offer residents, workers and visitors benefits such as exercise, socializing, being in contact with nature and connecting with places of rich cultural heritage. The values people assign to green open spaces is reflected tangibly in higher prices of properties located in closer proximity to them. Further, they offer habitat for flora and fauna, along with other ecological benefits such as flood water retention and management. There has been a great deal of research on health and wellbeing benefits of green open space over the past few decades, providing evidence for these assertions. Studies have found that the provision of and access to green open space or gardens can be associated with longer life expectancy, solace from stressful lives, better health or recovery from illness, healthier weight range, greater socialisation increased community sense of place and belonging, and reduced levels of diabetes, heart disease and depression. Some research suggests that health and wellbeing benefits of green open space are particularly pronounced for certain demographic groups such as the elderly, female adolescents and youth. The importance of publicly accessible green spaces is also highlighted as especially important for those not physically or financially able to meet health objectives through other means. Moreover, children have higher self-growth and improved cognitive function as a result of contact with nature.

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