A delegation of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by President Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi met with Director General of Department of Immigration (DoI) Mr. Eshor Raj Poudel on September 30, 2019.

The delegation held a brief discussion with DG Poudel regarding opening permit counters during Dashain Festival. President Subedi submitted a letter to this effect to DG Poudel requesting for a flexible opening hours of permit counters in Dashain Holiday to help trekkers.

Making an appraisal of the current issues and difficulties faced by tourism entrepreneurs, TAAN Senior Vice President Mr. Nabin Trital requested DG to make TAAN membership and renewal certificate requirement while issuing permit.

DG Poudel congratulated the newly elected Executive Committee of TAAN and wished for their successful tenure. He reaffirmed the commitment of Department of Immigration to create convenient environment for tourists and make necessary arrangement to distribute permits during Dashain.

He also informed the delegation about a new online visa registration and payment scheme available through mobile app and shared a short clip of proposed design of international airport to facilitate tourists’ arrival and departure.

The TAAN delegation included Senior Vice President Nabin Trital, First Vice President Cholendra Bahadur Karki, Second Vice President Bharat Sapkota, General Secretary Sarita Lama, Joint Treasurer Surya Kumar Shrestha, Executive Members Sanam Sherpa, Mingma Tenzing Sherpa, and Thakur Prasad Sapkota as well as staffs Subina Manandhar and Pemba Sherpa.

Source : TAAN