Govt to soon dissolve Nepal Tourism Board, says Minister Pokharel

KATHMANDU: The government is planning to dissolve various bodies related to tourism business including the Nepal Tourism Board and form the Tourism Council as an umbrella body, the Tourism Minister said today.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ananda Prasad Pokharel said the Council as an umbrella body is needed to end growing misuse of power in the name of various tourism mechanisms.

The Minister was talking to journalists at the Reporters' Club on Monday.

Likewise, Pokharel also shared his plan to establish a cultural museum in Kathmandu so that tourists visiting Nepal can see cultural diversity of Nepali population there.

Other ambitious plans

The new Minister also said he would work for purchase 10 new aircraft for the Nepal Airlines Corporation and development of Lumbini, Pokhara and Simara airports into the international level.

"I am not in the government to wait and see," the ambitious leader said, "I am here to change."

He claimed that he already directed the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to work for reforms at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Meanwhile, Pokharel said the domestic flight operators would get sufficient fuel within two days so they would not cancel flights for want of aviation fuel.