Kathmandu: Free mountain guide training has started in the capital for 120 women selected from seven provinces.
According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), 120 trainees from 25 districts of all seven provinces participated in the training which started in Kathmandu.
Inaugurating the training, Maniraj Lamichhane, Director of the Board and National Program Coordinator of the project, said that the training was started in collaboration with Nepal Mountaineering Training Academy (NMA) with the aim of increasing women’s participation in the field of mountaineering.
He says that this will create new manpower in the field of mountaineering. He said that theoretical and practical classes will be conducted to make the training practical.
Rudra Prasad Chapagai-Executive Director of NMA said that the training will increase the participation of women in tourism. He said that it is expected to contribute to employment. According to the project, trainees were selected by calling for proposals from all over the country to train only a limited number.
The training was organized by the Sustainable Tourism Project a joint project run in collaboration with the NTB and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which is supported by Nepal Mountaineering Training Academy (NMA). The training is expected to for 35 days.
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