30 June 2019, The Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, H.E. Mr. Hideyuki Tanaka visited Nepal on 30 June 2019, and visited the UN-Habitat project site. The UN-Habitat Nepal Office has been carrying out the project "Sustainable Tourism and Green Growth for Heritage Settlements of Kathmandu Valley" since 2018 and aims to support the reconstruction of Bungamati area which was heavily affected by the earthquake in 2015 as well as sustainable tourism and green growth in the heritage settlements. H.E. Mr. Hideyuki Tanaka was welcomed by the Hon'ble Mr. Jeevan Khadka (Member of Provincial Parliament), Mr. Chiri Babu Maharjan (Mayor, Lalitpur Metropolitan City), Mr. Prem Prasad Bhattarai (Chief Administrative Officer, Lalitpur Metropolitan City), Mr. Ambir Raj Shakya (Ward Chief, Lalitpur Metropolitan City-22) and Mr. Padma Sunder Joshi (Habitat Programme Manager, UN-Habitat) at the entrance gate of Bungamati and participated in the Heritage Walk Programme. This year, 30 June was the "rice plantation day" in Nepal. The project of UN-Habitat Nepal Office, is supporting the "rice planting day" as part of promoting sustainable tourism. H.E. Mr. Hideyuki Tanaka has visited the rice planting field at the end of his visit.