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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.
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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.

International air travel guidelines explained: Who can fly to Nepal, and how?

Published On: September 2, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The government has formally resumed regular flights to and from Nepal after a hiatus of over five months. While a regular flight of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) left for Narita Tuesday midnight,  a Malindo Airlines flight from Malaysia landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Wednesday.

Govt’s plan to make hotel quarantine mandatory could put many migrant returnees into trouble

Published On: August 20, 2020 08:13 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government’s plan to make hotel quarantine mandatory for the migrant workers returning home through repatriation flights could possibly put many Nepali migrant workers into trouble.

Hoteliers to attract domestic tourists for instantaneous revival

Published On: July 30, 2020 12:20 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: As the restriction on the operation of hotels comes to an end, hoteliers are working to draw the attention of domestic tourists for instantaneous revival of the country’s hospitality sector.

Mountaineering activities resume from today

Published On: July 30, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: The mountaineering activities that had been suspended by the government for nearly five months have resumed from today.

Hotel operators to attract domestic tourists for instantaneous revival

Published On: July 29, 2020 09:05 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 30: As the restriction on operation of hotels comes to an end, hotel operators are working to draw the attention of domestic tourists for instantaneous revival of the hospitality sector of the country.

Gold price likely to go up; domestic market on the verge of collapse

Published On: July 20, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 20: With no trade in sight as a result of the COVID-19 impact, the domestic gold market has faced a loss of Rs 22 billion in four months.

Registration of over 300 manpower companies likely to be scrapped

Published On: July 8, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 8: Over 300 manpower companies are unlikely to have their licenses renewed as they have failed to send at least 100 Nepali migrant workers out of the country in a year as per the government’s requirement for license renewal.

Rescue for Nepalis stranded abroad due to COVID-19 ‘too little, too late’

Published On: July 2, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, July 2: Manish Khadka decided to shut down his screen printing business that he had been running in Patan as he was not certain when he would be able to return home from Indonesia. He had left for Indonesia on March 6 for a short trip but was left stranded for more than three months due to abrupt suspension of international flights to and from Nepal.

Thamel businesses start getting rent relief

Published On: June 24, 2020 08:01 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 24: Some businesses operating in the Thamel area have started getting relief on rents in response to their demand of 50 percent waiver on rents.

Hotel quarantines underused amid govt’s decision to let abroad returnees be home quarantined

Published On: June 22, 2020 11:40 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 22: The hotel quarantines set by the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) have remained underused amid the government’s decision to let abroad returnees be home quarantined.

Repatriation of migrant workers’ dead bodies from Gulf starts, 23 bodies brought on the first day

Published On: June 19, 2020 08:07 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 19: The process of bringing back Nepali migrant workers’ dead bodies from abroad has started from Friday. A total of 23 dead bodies from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar were brought to Nepal on charter flights carried out as a part of the evacuation operation on the first day.

Local purchase of gold increases, dealers seek govt intervention

Published On: June 16, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 16: The number of people visiting jewelry shops to sell their gold ornaments has increased as the price of the precious yellow metal continues to soar.

NAC’s airfare for evacuation flights from Gulf countries reduced by USD 100

Published On: June 14, 2020 08:19 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 13: The airfare of Nepal Airlines Corporation’s (NAC) evacuation flights from Gulf countries was reduced by an extra 100 US dollar on Saturday. The ticket prices had already been revised once prior to the new revision.

Nepalis from Oman returning to Nepal paying half of govt-set airfare

Published On: June 12, 2020 08:51 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 12: The Embassy of Nepal in Oman has taken an initiative to send interested Nepalis back home for half of the airfare the Nepali government had fixed some days ago.

Dairy sector facing a daily loss of Rs 100 million

Published On: June 2, 2020 07:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, June 2: The dairy sector of Nepal is currently facing a loss of Rs 100 million daily as a result of a shrunk market due to the enforcement of lockdown.

'Govt's budgetary measures not enough to revive business'

Published On: May 29, 2020 12:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

Budget draws mixed reactions

Govt sets up Rs 50 billion fund for COVID-19 affected tourism industry and SMEs

Published On: May 29, 2020 09:32 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has set up a Rs 50 billion fund for the COVID-19 affected tourism industry and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Upper Tamakoshi Project likely to be delayed

Published On: May 25, 2020 08:35 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 25: The completion of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydro Electric Project (UTHEP) is likely to be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

How prepared and equipped is Nepal to bring migrant workers back home?

Published On: May 22, 2020 12:00 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, May 22: As the government prepares to bring the migrant workers back to Nepal, the question on its capacity to hold the operation lingers. Not only because the number is huge, but also because there are challenges the government has to face in order to realize the plan.