KATHMANDU, JANUARY 12
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has started preparations to expand its offices at the provincial level. The board is preparing to open offices in the provinces with an aim to decentralise its activities. It has already deployed staffers to the seven provinces to conduct a study on the feasibility of setting up such offices.
As per NTB, staffers from the board have been assigned to the fields and have been directed to submit the report within 10 days. The officials have to submit the report by recommending the necessary preparations that need to be made to set up the offices.
The board has allocated Rs 10 million in its budget of the current fiscal year for the purpose of establishing the provincial offices. However, as tourist arrivals are still uncertain, the revenue is not as high as projected by the board this year. After the government allowed tourists to come to Nepal for travel, trekking, mountaineering and other tourism activities since October last year, NTB has expected the revenue to gradually increase.
However, compared to NTB’s estimation, revenu