KATHMANDU: A delegation of the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai and urged him to take back the decision of closing wildlife resorts operating inside the Chitwan National Park (CNP).
The delegation led by Association Chairman Shyam Sundar Lal Kakshapati called for the implementation of the suggestions received by the high-level committee so as to promote the tourism industry.
Drawing the attention of the government towards the decision of closing the wildlife resorts operating inside the CNP from the end of this fiscal year, the delegation said that hotel entrepreneurs have been saddened by the decision.
The closure of the resorts operated inside the CNP since many years would affect the tourism sector, concluded the delegation.
Besides, the delegation demanded the appointment to the vacant post of Chief Executive Officer at the Nepal Tourism Board through consensus and cooperation.
Stating that the culture of organising bandhs or shutdowns and strikes has negatively affected the tourism business, the delegation urged the government and the political parties to pay serious heed towards such a fact.
The delegation comprised Association Former Chairman Prakash Shrestha, incumbent Vice Chairman Binod Shankar Shrestha, General Secretary Amarman Shakya, members Srijana Rana, Dinesh Tuladhar, Bishal Kumar, Ghanendra Shrestha , Ghanashyam Shrestha, General Manager of Temple Tiger Resort Basanta Mishra and Executive Director Madhav Om Shrestha.