Nepali sky safe for flights: Minister Shrestha

Published On: December 8, 2022 12:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha has said that Nepali sky is safe for flight operations.

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

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

He further shared that Nepal's aviation had 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 issues clear and transparent, Minister Shrestha expressed confidence that ICAO would soon free Nepal from its blacklist, recognizing the country's performance on both policy and actions on aviation safety.

Shrestha, however, admitted that the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) leadership had not been able to develop its institutional capacity. He further said that Nepali people were deprived of receiving better aviation services owing to incompetent leadership at the NAC. 


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