Cabinet to discuss proposal on two-day weekend

Yogesh Bhattarai

Kathmandu, September 26

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to forward to the cabinet a proposal about giving weekend holidays for two days every week so as to promote domestic tourism in the country.

Currently, the government holiday for the weekend is only Saturdays, but Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai proposes Fridays should also be marked as holidays so that people can go on vacation on the weekends.

A meeting of a high-level committee in the ministry chaired by Minister Bhattarai on Thursday also formed a task force to draft the proposal. Joint Secretary Pradeep Kumar Koirala heads the task force, whose members include Department of Tourism Chief Rudra Singh Tamang and Nepal Tourism Board CEO Dhananjaya Regmi.

Officials of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of General Administration will also be consulted.

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