Wednesday, April 10, 2019

VNY 2020 campaign get budget

The main organising committee of the Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 campaign has today endorsed the budget allocated for campaign.
The committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has approved the budget of Rs 100 million for the current fiscal year that has to be spent within three months. "Campaign coordinator Suraj Vaidya will have 10 per cent authority and the programme implementing committee will have 15 per cent authority to mobilise the budget," according to the committee. "Since the chair of the main organising committee Prime Minister Oli will not have enough time to attend meetings. The authority of mobilising 25 per cent budget has been handed over to Vaidya and the programme implementing committee."
Likewise, the meeting has also decided to use the VNY 2020 logo and slogan on every government website and letterheads of public offices to promote the campaign. The committee meeting also decided to soft launch the VNY 2020 campaign on April 13 from Pokhara.
The main organising committee comprises 50 members, including the prime minister, representatives from the tourism ministry, Nepal Tourism Board, chief ministers and tourism ministers of all seven provinces as well as representatives from tourism organisations such as Hotel Association Nepal, Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents.
The campaign is still searching for a place to set up its secretariat from where it can operate smoothly with managing human resources and conducting promotional campaigns
The government has announced VNY 2020 targeting to host 2 million tourists in 2020. "But we are planning to launch the campaign VNY 2020 and beyond," said Vaidya.

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