Nepal Mountaineering Association successfully concluded the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed NMA Building and launced the Nepal Himal Peak Profile website on the occasion of 42nd World Tourism Day. The building and the website was inaugurated in the presence of Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Sher Bhahadur Deuba. Various other delegates from department of tourism and tourism umbrella organizations were also present in the ceremony.
Former Minister of State and Advisor of NMA Mr. Mahadev Gurung, Secretary of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation and President of Nepal Himal Peak Profile Mr. Yadav Prasad Koirala, Former Minister of State and Advisor of NMA Mr. Mahadev Gurung, Vice President of Nepal Tourism Board Mr. Chandra Rijal, Director General of Department of Tourism Mr. Rudra Singh Tamang, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Taranath Adhikari including the president and vice president of various tourism umbrella organizations, former and present advisors and board members of NMA, climbers and tourism workers were present in the ceremony. Almost 110 tourism entrepreneurs and leaders
The ceremony was moderated by the General Secretary of NMA Mr. Kul Bahadur Gurung. The event took place in Aranya Boutique Hotel where the President of the association Mr. Santa Bir Lama welcomed all the deligates. Highlighting the importance of the newly launced Nepal Himal Peak Profile website he seeked the attention of the government to create a basket fund to support the mountaineers and their famiies. He further mentioned the peak profile which has the brief profile of 467 peaks will help to promote adventure tourism and it will surely help anyone to know about the peaks in one platform. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yadav Prasad Koirala said that tourism organizations should join hands to revive the glory in the time of crisis. He added that the ministry is fully committed to support our initiatives.
PM Deuba during his speech mentioned that the government has recently eased COVID-19 restrictions granting on arrival VISA to the vaccinated tourists. He praised that the only national alpine club NMA has been playing a vital role in promoting the mountain and adventure tourism of the country to worldwide. He also launched the Nepal Himal Peak Profile and thanked NMA for the initiation. He added that the government will soon handover the management of other more peaks to NMA as for now the association is only managing 27 peaks. He assured to provide fund from the government to the mountaineers, families of the mountaineers who lost their life during the ascent and for the various trainings conducted every year as requested by the association.