Need of tourist policing in all provinces stressed

Kathmandu, January 26

Concerned authorities have urged for expansion of tourist policing in all seven provinces under the country’s federal structure.

At a programme organised here today to mark the 39th establishment day of Tourist Police Nepal, Inspector General of Police Prakash Aryal emphasised on amendment to related laws to reform tourist police in line with the federal setup. “Tourists may face risk during travel for want of proper security. Tourist police must provide security to them,” he said.

He also lauded the role of tourist police in serving and providing security to tourists despite lack of manpower and other resources.

Ehoing Aryal, Director General at the Department of Immigration Dipak Kafle said tourist police played a crucial role in providing security to tourists in the country.

Director General at the Department of Tourism Dinesh Bhattarai stressed the need for bringing programmes and policies to expand organisational structure of tourist police even to rural areas.

Member of the Board of Directors of Nepal Tourism Board Dipak Mahat, president of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal Nawaraj Dahal, and member of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ram Sharan Thapaliya stressed the expansion of tourist policing to all provinces.