The government led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal has brought a budget worth 17 kharba 51 Arba 31 crore rupees for the next financial year 2080/81. In the budget presented by Finance Minister Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat at the Parliament on Monday, the film sector could not be prioritized this time. The issue of production of film city in Dolakha and studio in Banepa has also been included in this year’s budget.
It is said in the budget, ‘Nepal will be developed as an attractive destination for film tourism. The construction process of film city and indoor studio will be taken forward in Dolakha and Banepa in public private partnership. The topic of constructing a film city in Dolakha has been continuously included in the budget for years, and since 2078/79, the topic of constructing an indoor studio in Banepa has not been missed.
The topic of developing Nepal as film tourism is not new in the budget. It is just not implemented. Even though the construction of Dolakha Film City is given priority in the budget of every financial year, there is a comment in the film industry that this is not practical. Similarly, the issue of building a facility-equipped indoor studio in Banepa of Kavre has been limited to the budget