Tourism Minister Bhim Acharya today asked the agitating tourism entrepreneurs to end their protest and sit for talks.
The government will not bow down with the protestors, he said, asking Joint Tourism Coordination Committee to end their agitation immediately and sit for talks. “The government is flexible and ready to address their demands, if they end their protest.”
Promising that the government will investigate financial irregularities in the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), he said that the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation had also cancelled sixth National Tourism Fair after the entrepreneurs asked the ministry to postpone.
Saying that he cannot remove the acting chief executive of the board as Nepal Tourism Board is an autonomous body and it has its own law. “The government will not interfere in its internal matters,” Acharya said, adding that the anti-grant body can take up the case if there has been any financial irregularities.