Airports and traffic Controllers of Nepal moving out from authority of CAAN
Kathmandu, 07 August 2016
The sole authorizing authority of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal is introducing a new Civil aviation Act namely ‘Civil Aviation Act 2073’ to distinguish the operation of all airports of Nepal including Tribhuvan International Airport from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. The new act is in final state to be presented by the high commission authority of Government. This is an approach of government to merge the two acts of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal act 2053 and non-government Aviation Act 2015.
The act will be enforcing a new regulating body to handle operation of all the airports and traffic controllers, while all the authorities were handled by a single regulating body Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. The final draft has been published and preparation to final representation is in the final stage according to Deputy Director of CAAN and member of the Act amendment body Rajan Pokhrel.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was also recommending Civil Aviation of Nepal to introduce this Act since long. The implementation of this Act will produce a direct impact to CAAN as the main source of income for CAAN is Tribhuvan International Airport. It will also be separated from other 31 airports of Nepal including the international Airports of Nepal under construction.
However the official of CAAN are positive towards this act to bring an improved safety in the field of Aviation of Nepal although the major income of theirs will be gone.