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  • signing ceremony of ZTO Express and PAL Air between Turkish Airlines

      Kathmandu, June 12:  The media briefing and signing ceremony of the joint venture between Turkish Airlines’ Turkish Cargo successfully representing Turkey all around the world, Chinese cargo giant ZTO and Hong Kong based PAL Air Ltd. took place Monday  in Istanbul. The partnership regarded not only as a huge strategic step for Turkey prior to the opening of the Istanbul New Airport but a game changer for the global express transport business, was sealed and signed by Turkish Airlines...

    Tourists entrepreneurs excited with 24 hour vehicular movement

      Kathmandu, June 7  : Tourists entrepreneurs are excited with the vehicular movement for 24 hours a day along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section. The road section that remained closed for six hours during day hour has come into operation round the clock after the completion of first-level of blacktopping. Chairperson of Regional Hotel Association, Suman Ghimire, said that tourists willing to visit Chitwan were compelled to change their destinations towards other places including Pokhara due to traffic jam along...

    Feasibility study of Surkhet int’l airport conducted

    Kathmandu, June 7: A feasibility study of an international airport in Surkhet in Karnali Province has been carried out. The project that is located at Naulichaur of Bheriganga Rural Municipality in Surkhet covering 36,000 ropanis of land costs approximately Rs 7.41 billion, said Suraj Koirala, a consultant company engineer Suraj Koirala. Detailed project report would be prepared as per the feasibility report, he said. On Tuesday, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari alongside ministers of the...

    4th Canyoning Rendezvous 2018 in Dhading’s Rani waterfall

    Kathmandu, June 4:  The adventure sport of canyoning has been launched at the Rani waterfall located at Thankre – 6 in southern Dhading from Saturday. The sport is being launched commercially by Nepal Canyoning Association with help of Thankre rural municipality, according to rural municipality’s Chairman, Ram Kumar Acharya. National Planning Commission Vice Chairman, Dr Pushpa Kandel, launched the adventure sport and said everyone must work for building prosperous Nepal as there were high possibilities of tourism development. The...

    Indian aviation officials visiting Nepal to discuss new routes

    File image: A Nepal Airlines aircraft Kathmandu, May 31:  A group of Indian aviation officials is coming to Kathmandu in June so as to discuss possibilities of opening new air routes to and from Nepal. Currently, all international flights entering Nepal, except those coming from China and Bhutan, come to Kathmandu via Simara. Nepal has been demanding that India open more of such points including those near Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Bhairahawa, Janakpur and Biratnagar. Joint Secretary at the Ministry of...

    Govt sets target to attract two million tourists within 2020

    Kathmandu, May 30:  The government has set a target to develop tourism-friendly infrastructures with an objective of attracting two million tourists within 2020. The budget for the fiscal year 2018/19 presented by Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada at Tuesday’s meeting of Federal Parliament mentioned to promote domestic tourism, adding that the government would forward development of necessary infrastructures and programmes to attract tourists adopting the policy, ‘Visit country first, then abroad’. The budget has also made necessary arrangement to...

    Nepali Embassy in Malaysia appoints lawyer to assist migrant workers

      Kathmandu, May 30: Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia appointed a new lawyer to provide legal assistance to Nepali migrant workers there. The post had been vacant for the past two months after the contract of previous company expired. According to the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia, Kuala Lampur-based Law Chambers of Kharen Jit & Associate was appointed the legal expert after calling for tender some two months ago. The Embassy stated that the objective behind the appointment was to...

    Managing trash in Everest region is tall order

    Kathmandu, May 30:  Managing the trash has become a tall order in the Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) region. The volume of waste has significantly climbed at Camp 2 and Camp 3, above the Base Camp on Mt Everest as the mountaineering expedition teams have failed to abide by the rules. It is found that even climbers who went on mountaineering expedition to Mt Everest in this spring climbing season have not followed the rules and regulation. Both Nepali and foreign mountaineers...

    Annapurna Base Camp – Ghandruk marathon on June 3

    Kathmamndu, May 30:  A high altitude marathon is being held from the Annapurna Base Camp to Ghandruk here on June 3. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Route is popular as one of the 10 amazing and best trekking routes in the world. There will be the participation of total 58 people including the national athletes in the event to be held on the occasion of the ‘Annapurna Day’ celebrations including the national-level event under the Annapurna Century Tourism Festival. According...

    Everest climbing over, more than 400 atop, Rs 361 million revenue

    Kathmandu,May 27: The government has raised the royalty of Rs 361 million from those climbing the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest this season. The climbing season gaining pace from this mid May lasted till now. In this short period of Spring, more than 400 people climbed the Mt Everest. Compared to the last year, the human loss is less this time. The Tourism Department had given permission for climbing 28 peaks this year. Most of the royalty was generated...

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