TAAN delegation visits Secretary of MoCTCA


8th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Feb 08: A delegation from the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) visited the newly appointed Secretary of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) the Ministry of Krishna Prasad Devkota, on February 7.

During the meeting, President Dahal spoke about TAAN’s objective to promote Nepalese mountain tourism. He said, "Illegal operation of trekking business is one of the major issues for which the government should look into immediately. Trekkers are mandatory to take at least a guide or porter to reduce the accidents during trekking. Similarly, TIMS must be operated in an effective way by terminating entry fees collecting by Khumbu Pasang & Changunarayan Rural Municipality. Also, problems in TAX & VAT for transportation and lodges during trekking must be considered. Airport must carry out proper management where tourist gets harassed and misguided.” He also requested the Secretary to take needful initiatives for ensuring smooth movement of tourists in restricted areas and revise the permit fees. 

Responding to the delegation, Devkota said he would study demands placed by the private sector and tackle burning issues accordingly. "One agency alone cannot bring change so we need concerted effort of all government agencies to address burning issues of the tourism industry.”

TAAN Senior Vice-President Khum Bahadur Subedi, General Secretary Ang Pemba Sherpa, Executive Members Gopal Shrestha, Baburam Gurung, P.K. Sherpa, CEO Tek Bahadur Mahat, Media Officer Subina Manandhar and Photographer Pemba Sherpa were present in the delegation.

In the delegation, TAAN Senior Vice- President Khum Bahadur Subedi, General Secretary Ang Pemba Sherpa, Executive Members Gopal Shrestha, Baburam Gurung, P.K. Sherpa, CEO Tek Bahadur Mahat, Media Officer Subina Manandhar and Photographer Pemba Sherpa were present.