The Government of Nepal is expected to conclude air agreements for more three countries. A session of the ministry’s high-level management committee held on Sunday at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation agreed to step on with the air service agreements process with Indonesia, Finland, and Russia.
Furthermore, the meeting agreed to a deal with airlines and notify the airlines and through Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to make sure that carriers really aren’t charging higher than that of the normal airfares paid before the COVID 19 outbreak. Correspondingly, a four-member committee was established to track and promote the repatriation of Nepalis under the supervision of the Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Ram Krishna Lamichhane.
The committee is composed of Surendra Thapa, director of the tourism department, Hirajan Kafle of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and Sunil Sharma, chairman of the Nepal Tourism Board. The Committee is directed to regulate airfare passenger transportation, control and promote the hotel ‘s requirements, cooperate with the organisations like HAN, and handle the complaints relevant to the repatriation process.
It has also agreed to devise guidelines and protocols for the deployment of liaison officers and rescue staff for mountaineering. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai, in the meeting, guided to achieve on-time the milestones contained in the ministry’s annual action plan.