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B’deshi airline to operate in Nepal
"We have received a request from the airline for a route permit. And, we will soon take the final decision on this matter," said Nagendra Prasad Ghimire, Director General of Civil Aviation Authority Nepal (CAAN).

He also said that Sahara Airlines, which already has permission to operate flights in the country, will launch its service in July. "Chinese Eastern Airlines (CEA) is also to launch in Nepal," he added.

He was speaking at the 2nd National Convention of the Nepal Civil Aviation Employees’ Union, held in the capital today.

Referring to the huge sums of arrears owed by various airlines, he said that CAAN had recently taken steps to ensure their speedy payment. "As a result, we have successfully recovered Rs 80 million from Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC)," he said.

He then informed the gathering that CAAN has yet to recover arrears amounting to Rs 550 million.

Minister for Physical Planning and Construction, Prakash Man Singh, said that the government has given priority to the restoration of peace in the country, which will eventually pave the way for the private sector to prosper and grow.

(Source : The Kathmandu Psst).


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