The government of Nepal has formally decided to suspend the much ambitious Visit Nepal Year 2020 Campaign, due to the globally spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the meeting of Council of Ministers had decided to postpone the campaign till April this year. Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kedar Bahadur Adhikari told that the meeting of Council of Ministers on March 22 took the decision to this effect. Adhikari explained, “All the programs related to Visit Nepal 2020 have been officially suspended.”
The government had announced 2020 as the Visit Nepal Year with an aim of bringing in two million tourists. Nepal has gone into a nationwide lockdown, for two weeks, to slow down the spread of the global pandemic coronavirus that has infected the people throughout the world.
With the official decision to call off the campaign, the Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat at Keshar Mahal in Kathmandu would be dissolved in mid-April this year.