Final Draft of Tourism Bill 2076 gets finalized

22nd May, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 22: The final draft of the Tourism Bill 2076 has been prepared to replace the Tourism Act 2035. Tourism Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari informed that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has finalized the bill and sent it to the Ministry of Law for consensus.


The ministry has informed that the new act is being brought as the four-decade-old act needs to be amended to suit the current situation. Secretary Adhikari said that the tourism bill 2076 has been made especially in favor of federalism. The country has gone into federalism and a new act is being brought to run it according to the three-tier system of governance.


Similarly, the provision related to casino operation has been included in the new bill to address the issue, said the official. Currently, the casino is being operated with the information from the tourism department. Now the law itself will mention the entire provision related to casinos. Provisions related to institutional facilitation have also been included in the tourism bill.

Secretary Adhikari informed that decentralization, staff management, service management and regulation of tourism related associations, institutions and companies are included under this. He said that the concept of another culture village or tourism village is being managed in the act itself. According to the Tourism Secretary, this arrangement has been put forward to attract internal and external tourists from the original art, culture and tradition.


Before finalizing the tourism bill, the ministry had sent a draft of the bill to tourism-related organizations for suggestions. The ministry has informed that the final draft of the tourism bill has been prepared after discussions, opinions and suggestions with all stakeholders. After receiving the consent from the Ministry of Law, the Ministry will recommend the Tourism Bill to the Council of Ministers and the Council of Ministers will pass it and send it to the Parliament for discussion.