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Rafting agencies to launch river protection programme


Nepalnews
2021 Feb 01, 17:03,

Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is set to forward river protection programme for operating rafting business.

The 32nd general meeting of NARA held on Sunday decided to operate rafting business by maintaining mutual understanding among the rafting agencies for reinstating the rafting business hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreover, the meeting has decided to implement a code of conduct related to rafting, to make arrangements for providing the required training to rafting operators and staff and to discourage illegal rafting business, NARA general secretary Shishir Khanal said.

Likewise, NARA has also made decisions as making effective marketisation for the promotion of rafting, taking necessary initiation at the bodies concerned for providing concessional loan to the rafting agencies from banks and financial institutions.

Other decisions taken by the general meeting include making necessary initiation for the formulation of insurance policy that is friendly to the rafting business, determining the minimum rafting charge in view of the present situation and to make efforts to have the rivers enlisted in the 'White Water Book' opened for rafting.

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