KATHMANDU, Nepal- Lack of proper coordination between Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has delayed the launch of much-awaited software that is believed to manage data for the trekkers at all trekking routes across the country for their security.
Earlier, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) were reportedly engaged in managing the data in Trekking Information Management System (TIMS), however delay on the part of these two agencies has left the scores of trekkers in uncertainty.
TAAN claimed that the association has prepared a software to manage the TIMS data blaming that NTB seemed reluctant in their joint initiations to introduce the software.
Chief executive officer of TAAN, Ganga Sagar Pant said the association has already invested one million rupees for the development of TIMS software and were all set to introduce the software six months ago. He also blamed the Board of being dumb over introducing the new technology.
However, an official of the Board said being an authorized government agency, the Board is checking the liability of the software. He further claimed that only three months have passed since TAAN approached to Board with TIMS software.
What is TIMS?
It is a kind of software which manages the data of the trekkers automatically in Trekking Information Management System (TIMS). A trekker should fill up a form with all the personal details and programmes to be included in the system.
If a trekker goes missing, the software can easily trace his/her location. It is believed that the software will be a significance tool for trekkers as TIMS card can be booked in advance by filling up a form available on the TIMS website.