Tourist Police marks 39th establishment day

26th Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The Tourist Police department of Nepal Police has marked its 39th Establishment Day in a program on Friday. The program was attended by representatives from the Department of Immigration, Department of Tourism, and the various tourism organizations including the Nepal Tourism Board and Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal.

Inspector General of Police, Prakash Aryal, spoke during the program of the need for amendments to related laws and acts to transform tourist police in line with the federal system and transition the department to the new system. "Tourists may face risk during their travel for want of proper security arrangement. Tourist police must provide security to them," he said.

Other speakers during the event include board member of the Nepal Tourism Board Dipak Mahat, President of the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal Nawaraj Dahal, President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association Santabir Lama and member of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ram Sharan Thapaliya emphasized the expansion of the service of tourist police.

Director General of the Department of Tourism Dinesh Bhattarai spoke about the need of Tourist police even in the rural areas of Nepal and called for necessary policies to expand the department to these areas.

There are a total of 227 personnel in the Tourist Police department serving in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Solukhumbu, Mustang, Rasuwa, Chitwan, Parsa, Myagdi and Rupandehi, informed the Chief of Tourist Police unit Rupa Thapa.