President Paudel insists on opening unexplored mountains

KATHMANDU: President Ramchandra Paudel has said there are numerous mountains in Nepal that have to be officially opened for exploration.

In his address to a ceremony to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today, the President said, “It is imperative that immediate steps be taken to unlock and showcase these hidden treasures and the Nepal Mountaineering Association can serve as a valuable partner in his endeavor.”

On the occasion, the Head of the State urged the government to make informed decisions regarding the management and promotion of these unexplored mountains.

Congratulating the NMA for spending fifty years on the advancement of mountain and mountain tourism of Nepal, he advised the Association to dedicate its serious attention to the impacts of climate change on the Himalayas and the surrounding region.

As he said, the invaluable contribution made by the NMA to establish mountain tourism on the global stage must not be overlooked.

He also recommended the government redouble its efforts in support of the development and promotion of mountain tourism.

Reminding of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ commitment to bringing the attention of the world to climate change impact in Nepal during his four-day official trip to Nepal concluding today, the President underlined the need of undertaking actions seriously to mitigate impacts of climate change on mountains life.


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