NTB Prepares Effective Program to Tourism Employers
Kathmandu – Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has prepared a program to provide employment worth Rs. 50 million, to the workers of the tourism sector who have lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus.
In the initial period, the board has begun the work of employing the workers, by allocating a budget of Rs. 14 million. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NTB, Dhananjay Regmi said that the board is collaborating with the village municipality for this work. CEO Regmi said, “We have brought a program to employ the tourism workers who are facing problems due to COVID 19.” He said that the board has requested the village municipality to start the program by sending the budget.
“We have tried to create 50 million jobs. At present, a budget of Rs 14 million has been allocated,” he said. We have asked the village municipality to move ahead with the work in the Everest region as well. He said that the tourism workers will be employed in cleaning the mountains including Everest, Annapurna, Kanchanjunga, Langtang, and Makalu. Also, they will provide other works like cleaning the lakes, heritage sites, the Lumbini area, and opening trekking trails.
However, Labor Union and some trekking guides have expresses their dissatisfaction over this initiative. Chairman of the Trekking Association Agency of Nepal(TAAN) said that they are having discussions with the CEO of NTB in this regard.
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