Karnali Tourism Development: Begin from Local Level
Kathmandu – Visit Nepal Year 2020 has organized Interaction and Discussion program to enlarge VNY project in Karnali Province in synchronization with Karnali Province government, Karnali Tourism Promotion Committee and VNY Karnali province coordination committee.
The program has targeted to explore possibilities of Karnali, discussion and make a roadmap for development. Minister of Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet conveyed his argument that we should develop tourism destination, make the tourism-friendly environment and promote local products for revenue. We should stop the import. Preparation and infrastructures are major tools to meet VNY goals. And he added that we are focusing on conservation area based tourism development, we believed that it may be helpful to meet visit year goals. Nepal has covered with 23 percent conservation area so we should connect this area in the tourism business, without this, prosperous Nepal is not possible.
Former home minister and parliament member Janardan Sharma Prabhakar said that Karnali has deprived in development because of local people, they should read to take initiation and stop to abusive toward Singhadarbar. Most of the people are playing over the sentiment of Karnali people. He added that tourism doesn’t happen forcefully, it is a continuous process so that Karnali province should make brand products and sale them with tourism attraction. Product or destination, attraction, infrastructure development and promote them. And he advised developing homestay in one village of every district for prosperous Karnali tourism.
Raju Karki province coordinator of Karnali VNY committee told that Karnali has too many possibilities, Natural beauty, religious value land, world recorded destination, conservation area, and lakes but it unknown due to lack of infrastructure.
Without the privet sector, tourism business can’t be progressive. So that Karnali province and the federal government should be flexible though policy and motivate privet sectors to take responsibility of national building, said Suraj Vaidhya, VNY 2020 national conveyer.
The program has conducted in the present of Karnali Province Parliament members, tourism entrepreneurs’ tourism export and journalist. In this program, parliament members have shown guilty to the federal government for the underdeveloping state of Karnali development.