The Nepal Government has been working hard to overcome Nepal from the devastating situation after earthquake. Tourism has been the main pillar for Nepal economy and key source to rebuilding process. The reopening of cultural and natural heritage sites in Nepal can give a positive message to world and give reason for traveler to come to Nepal. It is important for Nepal Government officers to assure Nepal is safe to travel to entire nation. Therefore, government is taking safety measures and precaution for its general public and tourist travelling to Nepal.
Nepal Government official are working on providing safety and security of local and foreigner as well as to protect intricately carved statues from being stolen from the rubble. Local authorities have sealed the damaged monuments having higher risk to fall. Nepal Tourism Board has also been actively involved in examining the heritage sites and restricting certain areas to ensure safety precautionary measures.
Bhesh Narayan Dahal, chief of the government Archaeology Department has insisted that many of the structure which are now open were safe and safety measures have been taken to ensure that tourist are safe. The visitors are made to wear safety helmets in place that might be insecure.
Tourism Secretary Suresh Man Shrestha said, “A negative message that Nepal is unsafe to visit has been disseminated in the international community. But the government assures tourists that Nepal is safe to visit.” The government has gives green (safe) and red (closed) sticker to every business and private sector.
The hotels, restaurant, hospitals, education institution and shopping complex which have been given green sticker are now running their business smoothly. Tourism Hotel organization of Nepal said that 90% of Hotels are safe and already given green sticker and few are under maintenance due to minor cracks on walls. The building with red sticker have been sealed and demolished.
It is advised to all travelers to check for green and red sticker before checking in as safe is the sign for safety.