NAC owns two Airbus planes: Minister Adhikari

Kathmandu, Dec 07: Nepal Airlines Cooperation (NAC) owns the two Airbus A330 planes it is operating. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has urged everyone to not ambiguity.  In the meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) parliament on Wednesday he claimed that the wide-body airplanes arrived with full ownership after completing all the processes.  “It is clear that the planes that cames to Hi Fly X from Airbus have come to NAC,” he rehased. “Our...

HSoN formally inaugurated

Kathmandu, Dec 06: The Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSoN)  was formally inaugurated in Kathmandu in Tuesday. The society was established in October with an aim to provide standardized, reliable and accident free aviation service. Captain Rameshwor Thapa of Simrik Air, the elected President of HSoN, said that the organization will help the government build helipads at all the local levels if the government wishes to do so by providing technical assistance. Captain Thapa said, “Helicopters have been an important mode...

Govt wants to sell NAC shares

Kathmandu,Dec 06: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari concentrated on the idea of bringing in a strategic partner for the national flag carrier while speaking in a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament yesterday, according to the reports in The Himalayan Times and Republica. With the introduction of the strategic partner, the government is planning to divest a certain amount of shares to other companies, the report informs.

Wide body irregularities: Lawmakers demand govt probe issue, sack NAC MD

Kathmandu, December 5 Members of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament have demanded that the government immediately launch an investigation into the suspected irregularities in the purchase of two wide body aircraft for the national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation. Criticising Minister for Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari for his failure to take action, they also demanded that the Corporation’s Managing Director Sugar Ratna Kansakar resign. If he fails to quit, the government should sack him, according to the parliamentarians....

EU to lift its ban on Nepali aircraft soon-Minister Adhikari

Kathmandu, Dec 05 : Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said the European Union-imposed ban on Nepali aircrafts in Europe sky will be lifted very soon. Inaugurating the Helicopters’ Society of Nepal on Tuesday, Minister Adhikari expressed this confidence based on recent discussions with EU officials. He questioned the EU for the rationale behind keeping Nepal in black list when the International Civil Aviation Union (ICAU) has removed Nepal from the list after its serious...

Ilam to host 12-day tourism festival from December 20

Kathmandu, December 4 A tourism festival is being organised from December 20 through 31 in Ilam with the objective of overall promotion of tourism in Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts in Province 1. The Mechi Area Tourism Festival is being organised with the goal of promoting the four districts as tourism destinations and improving the livelihood of the locals, the organiser Ilam Tourism Promotion Concerned Committee stated. Total 150 business stalls will be kept, showcasing the agricultural products,...

NAC all set to resume Japan flights

Kathmandu,Dec 04: It has been 11 years since Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, stopped its regular flights to Japan due to lack of aircraft. However, the NAC has now begun preparations to result regular flights, according to a three column story in Karobar. The Corporation says it will conduct three flights per week to Osaka from coming February. One of the two recently bought wide body aircraft will be used for Japan flights. Till 2007, there were two...

EU refuses to remove Nepal from its blacklist

Kathmandu, Dec 02:European Union (EU) has again refused the proposal of Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) in this despite of various claims done to remove Nepal’s name from the blacklist of EU. NAC had planned to operate its flight service to Europe but it has been rejected. Civil Aviation Association of Nepal and Tourism Ministry had frequently urged to remove name time and again but the request have remained unheard though millions of rupees has been spend in...

COP 24: What’s Nepal going to say to the world?

Kathmandu, December 2 As one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, Nepal is going to lobby with the international community to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, at the 24th meeting of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. “Even a 1.5 degree rise will have devastating consequences on Nepal and the Himalayas in particular,” said Maheshwar Dhakal, head of Climate Change Division at the Ministry of Forest and Environment. “The...

New Everest height after 13 months

Kathmandu,Nov 30:Recently, the Nepal government has completed measuring the height of Mount Event, the highest peak of the world. Now, it is preparing the report and it is likely that the publication of the result will take next 13 months. It is the first time that the government is measuring Everest.

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