3,000 tourism workers who have been impacted by COVID-19 have been decided to receive assistance by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
According to NMA President Santa Bir Lama, assistance is being provided to financially disadvantaged mountaineers who have been affected by COVID-19 among the mountaineers affiliated with the association. Relief is being provided with the assistance of the Nippon Foundation, which is located in Japan.
On Wednesday, the announcement was made at a function held in Kathmandu in the presence of Prem Bahadur Ale, the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation. President Lama stated that assistance would be provided within the next three months.
Tourists and leprosy patients are expected to benefit from the relief efforts, according to the news reports. It has been agreed that the Nippon Foundation will contribute US dollar 213,000 (approximately Rs 25.5 million) towards disaster relief. Relief will be provided by selecting from among the approximately 11,000 employees who are members of the association.
Furthermore, the association will distribute health supplies at the isolation centers that will be built for the treatment of COVID-19. Similarly, A total of 500 oxygen cylinders will be distributed to climbers, which are required during an ascent.