NMA to be deprived of revenue collection

7th Oct, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Oct 07  : Revenue from issuing climbing permit that the Nepal Mountaineering Association had been raising since the past 15 years will now be raised by the government.

The NMA had been issuing mountaineering permit for 15 peaks since 2002. It was later limited to 12 peaks. The NMA had been making an income of around 6 million rupees annually.

The Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will raise revenue from the 12 peaks henceforth. Discussion is underway in relation to the NMA peaks and a decision will be taken within a day or two, said Joint Secretary at the Tourism Ministry Ghanashyam Upadhyay. The final decision however will be taken by the Council of Ministers.