Constituent Assembly members elected during the recent CA Election from Kathmandu Valley vowed to boost country’s tourism industry during an event organized by Tourism Entrepreneurs of Nepal on December 6, 2013. They said they would put their efforts to promote the valley and the entire nation as a tourist friendly destination.
Welcoming the participants, President of Hotel Association Nepal (Han) Mr. Shyam Sundar Lal Kakshapati said. “Apart from drafting the constitution, which is the first priority of CA, the members of CA should also consider developing the tourism sector which has got immense potentiality”.
General Secretary of the Nepali Congress (NC) Prakash Man Singh said “Small stuffs like restoration of temples and ancient heritage can also help in boosting tourism”. He also urged to the private sectors in the industry to come up with development plans and agendas for the development of the sector.
Ram Bir Manandhar of the CPN-UML, who represents Kathmandu 7 in the CA, said “Agendas relating to tourism development will top my priority in the CA”. “The civilization of Kathmandu which started with the Bagmati and Bishnumati rivers should be protected and converted into attractions for tourists,” he said.
The event was jointly organised by HAN in coordination with several other organisations including the Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN), Tourist Guide Association of Nepal (TGA Nepal), Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agents (NATTA), PATA Nepal Chapter (PATA), Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO), Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA), Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SOTTO Nepal).