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Suspension of climbing permits and on-arrival visas entails losses of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars

The hardest hit sectors of the economy are tourism and aviation, which were already reeling from reduced number of visitors and passengers due to the Covid-19 outbreak.Suspension of climbing permits and on-arrival visas entails losses of thousands of jobs and millions of dollars
Trekkers seen along the Annapurna Base Camp route. The coronavirus pandemic has severely hit Nepal’s trekking and mountaineering industry. Deepak Pariyar/TKP
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Sangam Prasain & Prithvi Man Shrestha
Published at : March 14, 2020
Updated at : March 19, 2020 16:10
Kathmandu

Sangam Prasain

Sangam Prasain is Business Editor at The Kathmandu Post, covering tourism, agriculture, mountaineering, aviation, infrastructure and other economic affairs. He joined The Kathmandu Post in October 2009.

Prithvi Man Shrestha

Prithvi Man Shrestha is a political reporter for The Kathmandu Post, covering the governance-related issues including corruption and irregularities in the government machinery. Before joining The Kathmandu Post in 2009, he worked at nepalnews.com and Rising Nepal primarily covering the issues of political and economic affairs for three years.


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