NTY 2011 body’s pilot meeting held

Kathmandu, January 19:

To develop plans and policies for Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011, the first meeting of the main organising committee was held yesterday.

Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Hisila Yami said, “We are flexible about the formation of tourism policy but there is need for great observation. For NTY 2011, the main committee should also have the presence of new organisations.”

The main committee has a facility of 61 members in it. It has forwarded a proposal to form 12 sub-committees. The sub-committees will attend to Policy Level Suggestions, Physical Infrastructure Coordination, Improvement and Development of Tourism, Festival and Programme Management, Market Management, Promotion and Preservation, Human Resources and Quality Enhancement

There will also be sub-committees for Aviation and Transportation Coordination, Source Implementation and Observation, Culture and Heritage, Law Management and Coordination and Political Coordination.

“Tourism industry is the a vital sector in the development of Nepal. Constituent Assembly members belonging to different regions with different caste people and languages are

also eager to showcase their respective places’ uniqueness,” said Yami.

The main committee will have representation from invited members of Adventure Sports Association of Nepal, Association of Media Houses, Association of Trans Himalaya Tour Operators, Nepal Municipality Association, District Development Committee Association, and Computer Association of Nepal.

Sub-committees for the five geographical regions have also been formed and the Nepal Tourism Board building has been selected as the secretariat office for NTY 2011.

NTY 2011 has a target of attract 1million tourists. The main aims of NTY 2011 is establish Nepal as the best tourist destination at the international level, enhancement of infrastructure development for tourism, increasing the tourist capacity of Nepal, promoting internal tourism and subsequently providing the tourism industry permanency.