Step up security in tourist areas: HAN

POKHARA: Amid increasing insecurity in various tourist destinations in Pokhara and other areas in the recent times, western regional chapter of Hotel Association of Nepal today submitted a memorandum to Kaski CDO Madhav Prasad Ojha. The union demanded to manage strong security in the Lakeside area and other tourist destinations.

A team led by the chairman of the union, Govindaraj Pahari, had submitted the memorandum. The union claimed that tourists, who visited Nepal seeking a better environment, were instead facing problems of theft and looting. It also said that improper management of garbage and the increasing pollution were hampering tourism in the region.

The union urged concerned authorities for the improvement of security condition to boost tourism stating that the goodwill of Nepali tourism was at stake. The union also said that dance restaurants should be allowed to open only till 11 pm.

It also demanded that the local administration manage an adequate parking facility at the Lakeside area. The hotel entrepreneurs also urged commoners not to dump garbage in public places and places of historical importance.

Accepting the memorandum, CDO Ojha said that the demands of the entrepreneurs were genuine and he would do needful to fulfill their demands at the earliest.