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‘Air service will be extended’

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Bhim Acharya, has said that the government was making the air service more effective for the promotion of tourism.

Speaking at a programme organized in the Capital City today, Minister Acharya said a work plan was being prepared for the development of air service to boost the tourism.
According to him, it has been aimed to buy 19 aircrafts by 2019 and a commercial plan would be mulled within a month on how it could be implemented.

Two small planes of Nepal Airlines Corporation left grounded for a decade would be repaired and brought into operation in coming four months, he added.

“An aircraft engine is taken in rent for domestic flights, and a big and small aircraft would be brought from China within a month,” he said adding that e-ticketing would be made mandatory to make the flight more convenient, respected and managed.
According to Minister Acharya, Nepal would be lifted from the European ban of its air service within this year.

Moreover, he said Nepal Tourism Board would be reformed to end groupisms and other problems for helping in tourism promotion.

source: gorkhapatraonline.com, 29 Mar 2014

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