December 1, 2020
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor, Bidya Sundar Shakya in his Pokhara visit argued the promotion of tourism. Since tourism has been badly impacted by Covid-19, it is the time to go for the fastest recovery. He further said the time has come for planned development for tourism potentiality in Kathmandu and Pokhara cities.
Mayor Shakya said that we must go now for tourism promotion. He further said there is high potentiality natural tourism in Pokhara and cultural tourism in Kathmandu which must be linked for overall development. He believed tourism development would help a lot to the country’s mission to economic prosperity as it is the industry of industries. Though the tourism industry is getting gradual recovery it will take a long period to achieve the 2019 record.
In the same occasion, Pokhara Metropolitan City Mayor Man Bahadur GC expressed his hoped-for mutual cooperation for overall development including tourism development of the Pokhara. He further said; “Let’s search for common features of the cities despite diversity. Let’s talk about the potentials in other municipalities too, which can develop trust in people.”
During this time, many local levels are trying to find locally available valuable sources to introduce other for tourism promotion. Since Nepali people are gradually developing travelling culture; the new effort of the local level is appreciable for the tourism industry and its development. The federal government and its concern authorities like MoCTCA and NTB are trying to promote the tourism industry via various program, policy and campaign.