JTCC withdraws banda program

JTCCJoint Tourism Coordination Committee (JTCC) has rolled back its decision to enforce banda in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Sauraha.

JTCC had also withdrawn its decision to shut tourism related services across the country. It had announced plan to shut down all tourism related services for three days starting Monday.

However, they have decided to continue the sit-in and relay hunger strike in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) premises.

At a press meet held on Saturday, officials of JTCC said they decided to withdraw the banda program as per the suggestions of travel trade entrepreneurs themselves. Also we have received assurances for talks from the government side, JTCC said in a press meet.

Instead of banda, JTCC is organizing a rally of tourism entrepreneurs on Sunday afternoon. The rally will start from Tridevi Marg in Thamel and will continue at Nepal Tourism Board.

Meanwhile, All Nepal Hotel, Restaurants and Casino Workers Association on Saturday have expressed their solidarity in the ongoing protests of JTCC.

JTCC has been launching protest in NTB premises since 33 days, demanding removal of Subash Niraula from the post of acting CEO of NTB, charging him with misappropriating the board´s fund, independent audit of financial expenditures made over the past five years, among others.


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