(English) TIA among top priority of govt

TIA file photo:
TIA file photo:

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Considering the problems facing the travelers at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the sole international airport of Nepal, the government is planning to boost  the immigration services at the airport by installing electronic technologies, that will help maintain the record of the passengers.

As part of developing international airport, the government gave special priority to upgrade TIA through its policies and programmes for the fiscal year 2014/15.

In its bid to boost to the country’s tourism industry, the government is also giving top priority to the exploration, renovation, preservation and promotion of cultural, historical and archaeological sites.

As per the plan, the development of Lumbini, Pashupatinath and Janakpur will be accomplished within the next five years in line with the master plans of the respective sites.

Similarly, the government is working out to focus its efforts on the development and promotion of various religious sites such as Devghat, Muktinath, Swargadwari, Pathivara, Halesi Mahadev, Baraha Chhetra.

Experts believe that the government needs to review its past policies and work towards increasing incomes from tourism through lengthening the stay of visiting tourists in the country.

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