Kathmandu, November 29, 2018: In order to prioritize public-private partnership projects, the government is planning to introduce the Federal Tourism Bill that will focus to deliver quality services to the tourist. The bill will also make it compulsory for the mountaineers to collect garbage from the peaks they ascent. The first draft of the bill has already been prepared by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) followed by the discussions with concerned stakeholders.
According to Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the bill will target the problems of the tourism industry. He said,” The draft bill outlines to make it compulsory for the mountaineers to bring back or recycle the garbage that they generate. In order to implement this provision practically, the draft bill proposes to obtain a security deposit of at least $500 from each mountaineer, that will be returned once the climber brings back, destroys or recycles waste.”
Furthermore, the draft bill bids the provisions on the opening of luxury resorts and management of the casino industry and highlights on monitoring hotels, restaurants, resorts, and bars on a regular basis to ensure tourist-friendly services are being provided.