HAN seeks PMs aid in China

Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has urged Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to promote Nepal in China during his visit there. A delegation led by HAN president Prasiddha Bahadur Pandey meet PM Nepal today and briefed him on the possibility of the country’s promotion in China.

Pandey urged PM Nepal to mobilize the diplomatic mission and private sector regarding this issue for the benefit of the Nepali tourism sector. He added that the country should initiate steps to take a soft loan from Axim Bank of China to build a regional airport in Pokhara, a major tourist destination. The Ministry of Finance has asked the bank for the loan.

Pandey also requested the PM to create a suitable environment between Nepali and Chinese private sector for the expansion of Nepal’s tourism industry. He also urged the PM to solve labour-related issues in tourism industry. A high level committee should be made to solve the problems permanently, he said.

HAN also requested that hotels and lodges in Chitwan National Park area be reopened by September 20. They are lying closed since July 16 after their lease contract expired.

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