March 27 , 2014
A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)
led by its President Ramesh Dhamala on Wednesday met Minister for Culture,
Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Bhim Acharya and congratulated him for
assuming the post.
Office-bearers and executive members congratulated Minister Acharya by offering khadas and bouquets. Later, President Dhamala informed the minister about TAAN, its objectives and activities. Likewise, he also introduced office-bearers and executive members to the minister.
Saying that umbrella associations of tourism enterprises have to register and work under the provision prescribed for other NGOs, the delegation requested Minister Acharya to put in place a separate provision for registration of organizations like TAAN.
President Dhamala also drew the attention of Minister Acharya toward different problems and challenges in the trekking sector.
Responding to the delegation, Minister Acharya asked TAAN to come up with a brief proposal for overall development of the entire tourism industry. “I think you should with representatives of other travel trade associations to identify the pressing issues in the industry. Then we can sit together and look into it,” he added.
Along with President Dhamala, Senior Vice President Keshav Pandey, 2nd Vice President Kul Bahadur Gurung, General Secretary Sagar Pandey, Treasurer Gopal Babu Shrestha and Joint Treasurer Tilak Thapa Magar and Executive Members Nilhari Bastola, Meghanad Timalsina, Namaraj Gauli and Bidhya Hirachan were also in the delegation. Similarly, TAAN CEO Gangasagar Pant, Operations Officer Devendra Dangol and Macchindra Acharya of TAAN Media Center were also present on the occasion.