3 December 2020, Kathmandu
Business entrepreneurs of Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, paralyzed due to the lockdown and restrictions on movement and resuming the business, have agitated seeking revival of normal life in the area.
Realizing that tourism centered-enterprises are not encouraged in Thamel yet, the tourism entrepreneurs here have started a movement under the leadership of Thamel Development Council.
The entrepreneurs have demanded the permission for the resumption of night clubs, lounge bars, restaurants and hotels in the area.
“We do not have high demands, we want to resume the services abiding health safety guidelines prescribed for the sectors like ours,” Ramesh Poudel, a tourism-entrepreneur seen in the movement said, “We want the government permission to run night clubs, lounge bars, restaurants and hotels now.”
He informed that 3500 to 4000 entrepreneurs in Thamel are in debt as they have been sans businesses for months.
The agitators held many placards displaying the hardship they were going through and some of them read: “Either let us resume business or commit suicide?”