As part of its CSR commitment to support the Government of Nepal’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Himalaya Airlines,last week donated a portable ventilator and other medical items to AMDA Hospital, Damak, Jhapa and a PCR machine to Covid-19 Control Management Centre (CCMC)Gulmi.
The tourism organizations and entrepreneurs have demanded with the government to allocate budget to salvage tourism sector, stating that the tourism sector in the country was worst hit by the COVID-19.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai held interaction with the opposition leaders in the federal parliament. He held discussion to take suggestions for upcoming budget of fiscal year 2077/78 BS.
The French Embassy helped repatriate a flight from Kathmandu to Paris for the French nationals, their families and other European and non-European nationals in a special flight chartered by the French Government.
The Royal Flight Airlines took off from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today carrying 110 Russian nationals. As said by TIA general manager Devendra KC, the flight operated by the Russia-based Joint Stock Company-run Chartered Airlines
Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture, has come forward with a view to expressing solidarity with the Government in the fight against the outbreak of Covid-19 virus in the country. In line with its CSR, the airline has joined hands with Government by contributing Rupees 10 million (Rupees ten million only) to the Corona-virus Control and Treatment Relief Fund set up under the Office of the Right Honorable Prime Minister.
The government has brought a new aviation policy after nearly one and a half-decade. The policy is in line with the global dimension of aviation technology in the changing scenario. The National Aviation Policy takes into consideration the safety and security of the aviation sector as well as maximum use of modern technology and equipment. It also has provisions for the sustainability of the aviation industry.
The government has urged the stakeholders to adopt high alertness on the possible risk to the tourism sector from the coronavirus that has spread in some places of the neighboring country China. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, during a discussion today with the stakeholders, urged adoption of high alertness although the situation did not warrant much concern. The discussion was held at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
No sooner Ramesh Prasad Aryal arrived at the arrival lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) last Thursday and had a cursory glance around, he said he instantly felt very much 'at home'. "How/why," asked a fellow passenger and Aryal replied, "The huge statue of Buddha and one-horned rhino outside installed there reflects Nepal's culture and natural heritage!"
Efforts are underway to ensure a direct flight between Nepal and Australia, it has been said. A bilateral agreement to this was signed on October 2.
Inflow of Chinese tourists has immoderately increased in Bandipur –a tourism site in Western Nepal which is popularly known as the queen of Himalayas.
Nepali ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya called for tourism and investment promotion in Nepal and further strengthening of India-Nepal economic relations.
As the VNY 2020 draws closer, Banke district is facing a shortage of funds for the Visit Year promotion campaign. No discussion has taken place so far anywhere in the district to make the VNY 2020 successful.