A view of Nagarkot/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Hotels being operated in popular tourism destination Nagarkot have been classified.
The Food Technology and Quality Control Division Office Dhulikhel has classified standards of the hotels and also provided them with logo accordingly.
Among 30 hotels physically inspected, two hotels were classified as the ‘outstanding’ and provided with a ‘green’ sticker.
Likewise, only one hotel classified the ‘best’ was also given a green sticker. Four hotels categorized as ‘moderate’ were provided with green sticker while 23 hotels classified as ‘satisfactory’ were tagged yellow.
Food Inspector Atis Ghimire informed that classification was made based on the applications received as per the Hotel, Restaurant Standardization Directive, 2074, Annex 1.
A team comprising office representatives, local elected representatives, hotel entrepreneurs and office-bearers of Nagarkot Naldum Tourism Development Committee had carried out monitoring of hotels in Nagarkot based on 50 indicators of sanitation and hygiene.
On the occasion, hotel entrepreneurs had made commitment to maintain food hygiene.
He said progress monitoring would be made after six months and a level would be reduced if the reforms were not found as committed in the progress monitoring.