US embassy training tourism officials

Kathmandu, February 4

The Embassy of the United States in Kathmandu today launched a training scheme on English language and operational skills for tourist police, immigration officers and tourism officials.

US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali jointly launched the training scheme amid a programme in Kathmandu.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Berry said, “As Nepal’s economy continues to grow and as it welcomes more and more international visitors, it is important for those on the front lines to be able to communicate and resolve problems in English.” A series of trainings to be held in multiple cities that will last for over several months is an effort to enhance English language skills of tourism-related officials to aid them in performing while dealing with English speaking tourists.

The US Embassy’s Regional English Language Office, in collaboration with Integrated Development and Transformation Nepal, will help enhance participants’ English communication skills in their daily interactions with foreign visitors.

A series of trainings in four cities across Nepal is expected to reach around 80 immigration officers, 50 tourism officials, and 43 tourist police.