September 21 , 2016
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) President Chandra Prasad Rijal has said stressed the need to focus on conservation of bio-diversity.
Speaking at an interaction on Rara Lake Conservation in Mugu district on September 20, Rijal said tourism would lose charm if our bio-diversity is destroyed. "Rara Lake can rival any tourism destination in the world. But we don't have proper infrastructures here to accommodate guests," Rijal said, adding, so the government should build roads and other facilities and encourage private sector to open hotels and resorts there.
He also said the government should prepare master plan for the development and conservation of Rara Lake. "TAAN would spare no effort to conserve this lake," he added.
The interaction was organized by National Lake Conservation Development Committee. The interaction was organized as part of a fam trip to Rara Lake organized by the committee.
Representatives from the National Planning Commission, tourism ministry, forest ministry, Nepal Tourism Board, TAAN and SOTTO Nepal as well as local stakeholders Rara Tourism Development Board, Nepal Army and Rara National Park were present at the program.