December 24 , 2017
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) felicitated and welcomed Hem Kumar Rai (Surbir) House of Representative, Solukhumbu on December 24, 2017. TAAN President Nava Raj Dahal congratulated Rai for being newly elected representative member of Solukhumbu and felicitated him for his victory with bouquet and khadas.
President Dahal stated Solukhumbu as one of the popular destination for trekking. He said to Mr. Rai – “We hope you will support us until our tenure exists in the organization and we will also cooperate with you and do whatever we can. We circulated to make TIMS mandatory but the locals of Khumbu Pasang Lamu Rural Minicipality closed the TIMS check post the next day and again started to collect entry fee worth $20 per tourist, due to which member agencies are not satisfied. Tourists are also not convinced and facing difficulties due to these kinds of illegal charges and suggest implementing one door system. Similarly, talking about hotel and lodges also not serving their best quality in return of charges they are charging. He appealed Mr. Rai for his effort to restart the TIMS counter at Khumbu Pasang Rural Municipality.
TAAN General Secretary Ang Pemba Sherpa let Mr. Rai to know about the double entry fee taking system at Everest National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lambu Rural Municipality which is a kind of illegal action. He hoped that Mr. Rai will support them for operation of TIMS and lastly wished for Rai’s successful tenure.
Kumar Rai (Surbir) House of Representative, Solukhumbu was very privileged for the cordial felicitation and welcome. He contented upon closing the TIMS check post and assured to go through details and endeavor to undertake possible actions to work out on the reestablish TIMS check post. Saying that effective management and continue effort will definitely lead to positive solution of problem; he committed to clear up the issues of TIMS at Khumbu rural municipality.