KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has unveiled its commitment to environmental sustainability by exclusively opting for electric vehicles in all future vehicle purchases. This green initiative was revealed in the board’s budget announcement, coming two months into the current fiscal year.
The budget document clearly stipulates, “Electric vehicles will be the sole choice for daily commuting purposes when procuring new vehicles.” This announcement aligns with the broader governmental policy in Nepal, which has refrained from acquiring new vehicles this year to curtail public expenditure. Notably, the NTB has gone a step further by pledging to purchase electric vehicles exclusively, underlining its dedication to eco-friendly practices.
For the fiscal year 2023/24, the Nepal Tourism Board has allocated a budget of Rs 2.1 billion, reflecting its firm commitment to promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility within the tourism industry.