Nepal Tourism Board and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has joined hand to create short-term jobs for 1,000 people in the country’s ailing tourism sector.
A project titled ‘Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery’ launched by NTB and supported by the UNDP has been targeted for the workers of tourism sector, one of the hardest-hit areas by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release issued by NTB.
Under the project, the NTB plans to offer works ranging from around 70,000 mandays to 100,000 mandays. The NTB has decided to come up with such programmes in an attempt to provide relief to the tourism workforce in the days ahead. The NTB has already inked such kind of agreement with the Hotel Association of Nepal, Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents and Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies.
The NTB plans to spend the budget worth USD 2 million 50 thousand: 1 million USD on its own and 1 million 50 thousand USD to be supported by the UNDP for implementation of the two-and-a half year project. Under this project, the NTB aims to provide short-term jobs to 50,000 workers, mainly in the tourism sector.