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  • Black-topping of Rajbiraj Airport gaining momentum

    Kathmandu,March 22: Black-topping of Rajbiraj Airport is gaining momentum after the government gave the final deadline of next month to the contractor for completing the project. Contractors Kancha Ram Construction and Rautahat Construction had started black-topping of the airport on November 2016 and with the target to complete it by December 2017. They had been unable to meet the deadline due to various reasons and the government had extended the deadline by four months.Site in-charge Suk Bahadur Tamang said...

    Tara Air to start Pokhara-Balewa flight from March 23

    Phalebas, Parbat, March 19 A Tara Airlines plane has landed at Balewa Airport in Baglung for the first time in 16 years. The private airline conducted its test flight from Pokhara using a Twin Otter (9NKL). Tara is preparing to operate regular flights from Pokhara to Balewa from coming March 23. The company said today’s test flight was successful. Pilot Santosh Shah, co-pilot Prabhat Ghimire, and flight attendant Sirjana Humagain landed at the Balewa Airport, which was closed in 2002 after...

    Himalaya Airlines growing in presence in Nepali aviation

    Kathmandu,March 12: Himalaya Airlines has shown a strong presence in Nepali aviation field in its third year of establishment with increasing share of air passengers. Its share of total passengers has increased this year from 12% to 15%. The domestic airline flies to destinations such as Doha, Dubai, and Malaysia. Nepal Airlines, which carried the highest number of passengers in 2016, has dropped to second place in 2017. NAC had added two Airbus-320 models in 2015 and went on...

    Domestic air passengers increase by 26% in 2017

    Kathmandu,March 11: Domestic air passengers have increased by 26% in the year 2017. 2,388,586 passengers have traveled to different destinations inside the country over the last year. The number of domestic air travelers in 2016 was 22% higher than in 2015. 1,757,596 people used airways services to travel within the country in 2016. Likewise, 1,364,048 passengers traveled through various airport in the country in the year 2015. According to the airport officials, the number of passengers travelling to different destinations in...

    Terai Fast-track: Nepali Army signs deals with eight contractors, 14 more to be deployed

    Kathmandu, March 5 The Nepali Army has inked contracts with eight private contractors to work on the Kathmandu-Terai Fast-track project. The army expects sign such contracts with 14 more companies in the near future, a spokesperson for the NA says. The Nepali Army was called in to develop the 76.2km road that would considerably reduce travel time between Kathmandu and the Terai. There are also plans to build a second international airport in Nijgadh, where the the fast-track ends....

    Myagdi wants status of mountainous district

    Myagdi, Feb 27 : The District Coordination Committee (DCC) Myagdi has asked the Province and Federal Governments to enlist Myagdi district in the mountainous area. A meeting of the DCC on Monday decided to write to the Province and Federal Governments to declare Myagdi as the Himalayan district. DCC Chief Devendra Bahadur KC said that the decision was taken keeping in view of geographical remoteness of the district and the number of tall peaks in its territory. Demands were...

    Clean-up campaign in Hanumante river from March 3

    Bhaktapur, Feb 25: Concerned authorities have rolled up their sleeves to tidy up Hanumante river in Bhaktapur. A meeting of recently elected provincial and parliamentary members, local level office bearers and other concerned sectors and organisations held in Madhyapur Thimi decided to launch a clean-up campaign in the river from coming March 3. Under this drive, the main committee of the Hanumante River Clean-up Campaign has been formed under the coordination of mayor of Suryabinayak Municipality Basu Dev Thapa,...

    ‘Destination Nepal’ programme organised in New York

    Kathmandu, Jan 24: The Consulate General of Nepal in New York organised the ‘Destination Nepal’ programme in New York, USA recently with the objective of promoting tourism in Nepal. American and Nepali tourism entrepreneurs in New York and adjoining states participated in the programme. On the occasion, Consul General Madhu Kumar Marasini said there was much possibility in the tourism sector in Nepal, urging the tourism entrepreneurs in New York metropolis, which is the financial capital of the world...

    Make a once-in-lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred landscape of Phoksundo Lake

    kathmandu  jan 9 Mythology and geology are in agreement about the genesis of the holy Phoksundo Lake in this arid trans-Himalayan district, just as they are about many other natural features across Nepal. Legend has it that a demoness had a run-in with a rival upstream. In a fit of rage, one of them brought down an entire mountain to block the Suligad River, creating the lake.Geologists have confirmed that the lake at 3,600m was indeed formed when the river was...

    Tourists entering Nepal via Kakadvitta check point increase

    Kakadvitta, Jan 7 : The number of tourists entering Nepal via eastern check point, Kakadvitta, has increased in 2017. According to Kakadvitta Immigration Office, the number of tourists entering Nepal via Kakadvitta Office was 7,528 in 2017. It is increased by 1,323 as compared to 2016. The highest number of tourists was from USA and Bhutan, who visited Nepal via the eastern check point last year. Altogether 1,616 tourists from Bhutan and 882 from USA entered Nepal via the...

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