TAAN forms TIMS Department

17th Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has formed a new TIMS Department on Wednesday as part of its ongoing initiative to streamline and manage the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). Mr. Rajan Prashad Kapri has been nominated as the committee’s Coordinator along with five members: Indra Bhatta, Samika Budhathoki, Nuru Chhepal Sherpa, Ram Khadka and Rabindra Adhikari.

TIMS Coordinator Mr. Rajan Prasad Kapri hosted a meeting at TAAN Secretariat which included participation of the executive members of TAAN. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal congratulated the newly formed TIMS Department members and wished the new department for their successful term in office. He stated that all departments within TAAN are equally important including TIMS department.

Krishna Kumar Aryal, the erstwhile board Member of NTB, suggested TAAN to design software to conduct TIMS online. “I am positive that NTB and TAAN would find a way to settle the disputes regarding TIMS. New plans should be formulated in order to utilize TIMS budget in an effective way that would be beneficial for both trekking business and trekking workers. “

“TIMS is being implemented to discourage illegal trekking operations as well as for the welfare of trekking workers. TIMS must be operated for the benefit and promotion of the trekking industry. He also assured that the new executive committee of TAAN will work towards releasing the TIMS revenue from Nepal Tourism Board.

TAAN General Secretary, Mr. Ang Pemba Sherpa requested the new team of TIMS department to work in an effective way and also drew attention to the immediate re-opening of the TIMS check post at Khumbu Pasang Rural Municipality and Langtang.

Tara Nath Lamichhane (Dinesh), Past Executive Member and TIMS Coordinator highlighted the activities during his term at office and called upon reviewing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between TAAN and NTB regarding TIMS. He further emphasized the need for the operation of TIMS through online software. He also informed that the necessary documents relating to TIMS expenditure had been previously submitted to NTB.

Commenting on the issues of TIMS check post at Kumbu Pasang Rural Municipality and Langtang, TAAN Treasurer Mr. Ram Krishna Timalsina, asked the new TIMS Department team to raise awareness about the importance of TIMS.

Concluding the meeting, President Nava Raj Dahal once again assured that the future activities of TAAN will facilitate trekking business.