29 May 2020, Kathmandu
Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has expressed his hope that the country’s tourism industry would revive soon after the global Covid-19 crisis.
Minister Bhattarai issued a statement on the occasion of the Everest Day, celebrated on May 29 every year commemorating the first ascent of Everest in 1953, and said the world mountaineers would also get their happiness back soon, along with the rejuvenation of Nepal’s tourism industry, presenting the highest peak of the world as a source of this happiness.
Nepal’s mountains would be abuzz with hundreds of mountaineers in the spring season in the past years. Consequently, the government would earn millions of rupees from them.
However, owing to the Covid-19 crisis, the government has suspended all permits issued for this year. Likewise, international and domestic flights are also suspended.