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Muna Sunuwar

Muna Sunuwar is a business correspondent at Republica English Daily. She covers tourism, aviation and energy-related issues. She has been active in professional journalism since 2017.

Nepal Govt planning to open unclimbed peaks for mountaineering

Published On: August 14, 2022 06:52 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, August 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha has said that the government has taken forward a plan to open unclimbed peaks for mountaineering.

Rafting provides women river guides opportunities to grow

Published On: July 19, 2022 08:44 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 19: Deuralee Chamling, a woman in her 40s has been making her living through adventure. She is a trekking guide by profession and recently scaled Mt Everest. Being the first lady mountaineer to have summited the tallest mountain in the world from Rai community, she wants to explore more adventure fields. She has been in the river as an informal worker since 2012. Chamling wants to be able to earn while enjoying what she loves — nature. “Seeing that the rafting industry is welcoming to women, I decided to apply for a river guide license,” she says. “The opportunity is immense in rafting which is why I was attracted towards it.”

CAAN firm on its decision about night-stop park provision for domestic airlines

Published On: June 21, 2022 06:18 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has said that a mandatory provision for the night-stop parking to 35 aircraft including 17 helicopters outside Kathmandu is the need of the hour.

Govt says it’s taking Nijgadh Airport project forward despite SC order to stop it

Published On: May 30, 2022 02:57 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has said that the Nijgadh International Airport Project will be taken forward by preparing an investment structure for the project through Investment Board Nepal. The Supreme Court, however, has recently overturned the government’s decision to build the airport.

Govt to launch program to welcome 1 million tourists in FY 2022/23

Published On: May 29, 2022 05:31 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has announced plans to launch a program to welcome one million tourists in the coming fiscal year 2022/23.

Accused of sexually assaulting a female employee, Chinese national surrenders to police

Published On: May 25, 2022 04:43 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

Li Qian, owner of Zhenzhong Machinery Manufacturing Company in Thankot, has surrendered two and a half months after the incident

A silver lining around dark clouds

Published On: January 1, 2022 06:08 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

They say ‘every cloud has a silver lining’. The saying turned out to be true about the COVID-19 pandemic as well. Due to global travel restrictions, not many international visitors came to Nepal in 2021 but the domestic tourists kept the tourism industry alive, showing a new glimmer of hope.

Omicron variant confirmed among two including 66-year-old foreigner

Published On: December 6, 2021 02:36 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

Infected persons had travelled via country where the virus was already detected

Nepal detects first two cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19

Published On: December 6, 2021 01:35 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal has detected the first two cases of Omicron variant on Monday.

Domestic flights resume from today

Published On: July 1, 2021 09:28 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 1: The domestic flights at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have resumed from today.

78 hotels including star hotels listed for quarantining air passengers (with list of hotels)

Published On: June 3, 2021 08:41 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 3: The government has listed out 78 hotels and resorts including star hotels for quarantining people who enter Nepal via airways.

Four airline companies allowed to operate regular int’l flights from Nepal

Published On: June 2, 2021 08:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 2: Four airline companies have been allowed to operate regular flights to international destinations starting Tuesday.

Tourism industry to be provided incentives like the productive sector

Published On: May 30, 2021 02:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 30: The tourism industry, including hotels, will be provided with benefits and incentives like those provided to the productive sector.

Government aims to operate new international airports in the next fiscal year

Published On: May 30, 2021 09:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 30: While the pandemic continues to impact international airport projects under construction, the government is planning on bringing them into operation in the next fiscal year.

Nepal puts ban on taking pictures of other climbers in Sagarmatha without consent

Published On: March 11, 2021 03:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal has placed a ban on taking pictures of other climbers and circulating them on the internet without consent starting this season.

Hotel operators to pay minimum amount while staffers continue to stay home

Published On: January 27, 2021 03:57 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Hotel operators of Nepal have decided to pay its staffers a minimum amount while the staffers stay home until called upon by their employers.

Harley Fat Tyre: An e-scooter that provides a cruise experience

Published On: January 14, 2021 08:20 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: As a bike enthusiast Prajwal Tulachan, managing director of Harley Fat Tyre, was always fascinated by two-wheelers. He was always looking for opportunities to learn more about bikes and surfed the internet to enhance his knowledge on its functions and new upgrades.

NAC projected to make profit from 2024

Published On: December 15, 2020 10:34 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is projected to start making profit only from 2024, according to its 10-year integrated business plan.

Building authenticity and credibility through safe agricultural products (with video)

Published On: October 22, 2020 02:45 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The word ‘organic’ has become really popular among farmers, sellers and consumers in recent days. It has become a selling point for many sellers as it continues to charm people wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle. However, the production of organic food is costlier than commercially-produced food, limiting access to a larger portion of the population. And the ever looming problem of fair price remains stagnant in the market. This is where Safe Food Alliance Nepal (SFAN), a not for profit organization, comes in. It facilitates the production of safe food and also ensures the authenticity of any agricultural product.

Nepal’s domestic airlines to resume flights from today

Published On: September 21, 2020 08:05 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Domestic airlines in Nepal are all set to resume their flight services starting Monday.