POKHARA, Jan 15: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal has said he would take initiatives to solve the problems faced by the tourism sector at the earliest.
At a discussion program organized by Pokhara Tourism Council on the theme of tourism and contemporary issues on Thursday, he said other sectors were shadowed as the government engrossed in saving people's lives in the wake of COVID-19 which affected all sectors in the country. "Every sector has problems. As the government focused on saving people's lives, other sectors got less priority. It does not mean the government neglected other sectors," Minister Dhakal reminded, adding that he would identify the problems associated with the reopening of the Ratna Temple in Pokhara and take proper measures to help revive the tourism sector.
Suggestions from stakeholders and experts in the tourism sector would be considered and proper plan will be forwarded to solve the problems, he said, adding, "Genuine issues seen in this sector will be addressed."
Minister Dhakal argued that the government is working to ensure good governance and transparency.
On a separate note, Minister Dhakal also said that the election would be held within the stipulated dates as this has no alternative at the moment.