Newly appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha has stressed the need for promoting tourism, known as the backbone of the country’s economy. He made this remarks while assuming office on Monday. “There is a need to revive tourism marred by prolonged COVID-19. The ministry has various national pride projects which must be completed in time.” On the occasion, he pledged to carry out his duty within a framework of procedure, rules and regulations of the ministry. Prior to this, employees at the ministry extended warm welcome to the minister.