Kathmandu, April 10
Nepali hoteliers say as many as 1.1 million workers working for them are at the risk of losing jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. They complain the government did not take any initiatives to address the industry’s concern.
The Hotel Association of Nepal says the tourism industry is the worst-hit sector by the ongoing crisis and investments worth billions are at risk. Though the government has assured relief and support to cope with the crisis, the relief packages are not friendly to the industry, claims the association.
The association says the hotels only cannot pay the staff, urging the government to take the responsibility of the workers. It says it is the state’s responsibility to revive the tourism industry, which is a crucial component of the national economy.
Published on April 10th, Friday, 2020 12:21 PM
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