Nepali sky safe for flights: Minister Shrestha

KATHMANDU: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha claimed that the Nepali sky is safe for flights.

At a program organized on the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day in the Capital on Wednesday, Minister Shrestha asserted there is no situation for the international agency to raise questions on the issue of aviation safety.

“The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is working to further improve aviation security affairs”, Minister Shrestha shared, adding that the Authority is working responsibly to this effect.

He further said that Nepal’s aviation has come closer to getting removed from the ‘blacklist’ of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Saying that the government has made its policy on aviation security affairs clear, Minister Shrestha expressed his confidence that ICAO would soon free Nepal from its blacklist acknowledging the country’s performance on both policy and actions on aviation safety.

He, however, admitted that the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) leadership had not been able to develop its institutional capacity.

He went on to say that Nepali people are deprived of receiving better aviation services owing to incompetent leadership of the NAC. RSS

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