At a time when Nepal’s tourism sector is gradually recovering following the earthquake and border blockade, the death of tourism entrepreneur B.K. Shrestha is a major blow.
Having over four decades long experiences in tourism sector, late Shrestha spent his entire life in promotion of tourism in Nepal. Entered tourism sector through Himalaya Travels and Tours, late Shrestha opened Hotel Radission.
Sixty-eight years old Shrestha had been suffering from cancer for the last few months. After receiving intensive treatment at the hospital, he had been receiving treatment at his house at the supervision of a doctor.
Former president of Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) Shrestha is known for his charismatic personality. Soft spoken Shrestha’s death is a great loss in tourism sector.
He is survived by two daughters and wife. His first daughter stays in the US. Her youngest daughter studies at a college in Kathmandu. His second daughter has been playing an active role in the overall management of Hotel Radisson after he started suffering from the disease.
Former secy appointed DG of FNCCI
The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has appointed former government secretary Suresh Man Shrestha as its director general (DG).
Issuing a statement, FNCCI said Shrestha was appointed to the post on Monday. Shrestha, who was in government service for more than 30 years, took retirement from the National Planning Commission (NPC) recently.
According to FNCCI, Shrestha has played a crucial role in securing membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) while he was working at Nepal’s permanent mission to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva. “Shrestha also served as the Consulate General of Nepal at Kolkata. He has good experience in the field of education, diplomacy, industry, trade, among others,” the statement added.
Shrestha holds a Master’s degree in Science and Administration. He completed his post graduation in environmental management from the Netherlands.