Nepal operates first repatriation flight operating MAF F70 aircraft on Friday – PHOTO FEATURE


The Government of Nepal is all set to begin reparation of migrant workers and Nepalese stranded in foreign countries due to coronavirus pandemic led lockdown, from today.

The Myanmar Air Force (MAF) — conducted a historic first passenger repatriation flight from Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar (Burma) to Kathmandu on Friday.

According to the source, one Fokker 70 a narrow-body, twin-engined, medium-range, aircraft with a VIP configuration of Myanmar Air Force with Flight No. MAF003 carrying a total of 26 Nepalese citizens along with 850 pounds medical supply by Myanmar Air Force to Nepal took off from Nay Pyi Taw International Airport and landed Tribhuvan International Airport at around 10:40 A.M.

Similarly, Air Arabia will also be conducting a reparation flight to Kathmandu to evacuate over 150 migrant workers from UAE on the same day.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation are coordinating and facilitating the repatriation of stranded Nepalis.

All citizens coming home from abroad would be kept under quarantine facilities after their health checkups. After completing all the processes in the quarantines, they would be sent to their respective homes.

Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that around 40,000 Nepalese are expected to come home during this time and details are collected from different diplomatic missions abroad.

It is said that ‘holding centers’ are being managed for Nepalese in all three districts of Kathmandu Valley upon their arrival in the country.


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