November 04 , 2016
A delegation of Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by its President Chandra Prasad Rijal on Friday paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Director General of the Department of Tourism Jaya Ram Acharya.
The delegation congratulated Acharya for assuming the office at the Department of Tourism and wished for his successful tenure. Speaking on the occasion, TAAN President Rijal said that the government and the private sector should work hand in hand for the development and promotion of tourism industry. "There are some issues like illegal operation of trekking business which the department should look into immediately. Similarly, there are problems in garbage deposit fee and insurance for mountaineering expeditions," Rijal said, requesting the director general to take needful initiatives for ensuring smooth movement of tourists in restricted areas.
Responding to the delegation, Acharya said he would study demands placed by the private sector and tackle burning issues accordingly. "One agency alone cannot bring change. We need concerted effort of all government agencies to address burning issues of the tourism industry," he added.
TAAN General Secretary Karna Bahadur Lama, Executive Member Pemba Sherpa 'Sangam' and CEO Tekendra Mahat, among others, were present in the delegation.