His Majesty's Government of Nepal
announced its budget for fiscal year 2003-04 on July 17, 2003. The newly
announced budget has given some concession and relief to tourism industry.
Announcing the budget Finance Minister Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani said
that the government has abolished the system of Environment Officer in
Upper Mustang, Humla and Vyas region of Darchula for trekkers in keeping
view to encourage trekkers in the areas. Special features of the budget
for tourism sectors are as follows:
An arrangement has been made to waive visa duties for tourist coming from
SAARC countries and neighbouring country China.
Visa fee has been waived to those tourists re-entering the country within
one year of 15-day long stay in Nepal. Similarly, visa fees have been
waived to those tourists who wish to enter Nepal only for three days or
Compiled by office of Bikrum Pandey
for EverestNews.com 21st July 2003