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May 16, 2020

Government gives priority to sustainable tourism

Kathmandu: Nepal government has given its top priority to sustainable tourism in the country in the wake of ailing tourism sector due to COVID-19 pandemic.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari while addressing the federal parliament of the both the houses of representatives on Friday  said that sustainable tourism is in the top priority of the government’s new fiscal year policy and plans in the year 2020/2021.

The government’s new policy on tourism said that a serious study on the ongoing factors adversely affecting the tourism industry will be carried out and remedial measures will be enacted and incorporated accordingly to ameliorate the deteriorating situation of the tourism industry.

The new policy also mentioned that how the visit year 2020 was aimed at bringing at least 2 million tourists, however regretfully it was aborted due to the outbreak of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

The only international airport -Tribhuwan international airport will be given a new look to appear a boutique airport and the airstrip will be renewed after 40 years.

Likewise, both Pokhara international airport and Lumbinin international airports will also be completed in the next year to commence its operation. So will be done with Nijgad International airport.

Furthermore, eight domestic airports will be blacktopped and eight domestic airports will be ready to take off in the night and two more domestic airports will be constructed. Plans for domestic airports possibly at Terahthum’s Chuhan danda and Kabrepalanchow will be pushed forward.

Hill stations with advanced facilities  and hotels will be promoted, besides promoting hotels and restaurants, along with heavier Agro farms.

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