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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.

NAC ramps up preparations for non-stop flights to Guangzhou, Tokyo

Published On: November 6, 2019 08:26 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is preparing to start non-stop flights to China and Japan in next two months.

Govt grant expediting private housing reconstruction

Published On: November 4, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

DHULIKHEL, Nov 4: Krishna Prasad Dhital, 48 of Dhulikhel municipality with his family is preparing to move into his newly-constructed home within this week. He has constructed the two-room home with an investment of Rs 1 million of which, Rs 300,000 was provided by the government as subsidy. “Had it not been for the grant, we would face financial problems and the reconstruction would be pushed back,” Dhital said.

Financing agreement of $453.2 million for Upper Trishuli-1 signed

Published On: November 2, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Nine international banks and financial institutions are making an investment in what appears to be the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) in the hydropower sector.

Gautam Buddha Airport could be ready for trial flights by Q1 of 2020

Published On: October 23, 2019 12:06 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) in Bhairahawa is likely to be ready for trial flights by the first quarter of 2020.

Nagdhunga-Naubise tunnel road to be completed in 42 months

Published On: October 22, 2019 12:28 PM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The government has planned to complete the construction of Nagdhunga-Naubise tunnel road within 42 months, as announced during the foundation laying ceremony of Nagdhunga Tunnel Construction Project at Chandragiri in Kathmandu on Monday by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

‘Nepal will become self-reliant in goats, buffaloes in two years’

Published On: October 2, 2019 09:53 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Nepal will become self-reliant in goats and buffaloes in two years, according to Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal.

CAAN makes move to collect outstanding dues of over Rs 2 billion

Published On: September 25, 2019 07:17 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is making a move to collect outstanding dues of over Rs 2 billion from 230 airlines companies, government offices, firms, and individuals.

Zurich Airport Int’l AG shortlisted for Nijgadh airport project

Published On: September 24, 2019 06:38 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) on Monday shortlisted Zurich Airport International AG for the construction of the Nijgadh International Airport Project.

VCTS gets overwhelming response

Published On: September 21, 2019 08:35 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Despite initial opposition from the private sector, over 10,000 consignments are being registered in the vehicle consignment and tracking system (VCTS) every day nowadays, according to the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI).

Panel recommends NAC add two narrow body planes

Published On: September 19, 2019 09:59 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: A committee formed by the government a month ago to bring reforms in Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has recommended the corporation to immediately add two Airbus 320 aircraft to fly to newly-identified destinations.

Nepal is significant market for us

Published On: September 15, 2019 10:13 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

Having two decades of experience in marketing, brand management and sales team management, Sabrina Chan joined MoneyGram in 2004. The Marketing Head of Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East, Chan has expanded her remit to cover more regions including South Asia and the Middle East region developing and leading the regional initiatives for more than 25 countries.

Goat meat price expected to go up during Dashain

Published On: September 10, 2019 10:45 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Goat meat is likely to be traded at Rs 1,500 per kilogram during Dashain holidays if the government does not initiate to ease supply, say goat traders.

204 firms fined on the spot for flouting consumer law

Published On: September 7, 2019 08:16 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection slapped on-the-spot fines on 204 firms that were found not complying with Consumer Protection Act 2019 which came into effect from February.

230 permitted to climb six mountains this autumn

Published On: September 4, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government has permitted 230 mountaineers to climb different peaks, including Mount Everest, in the autumn season.

Paddy transplantation falls due to delayed monsoon

Published On: September 2, 2019 09:04 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Paddy transplantation rate fell by 0.5% this year, thanks to delayed monsoon, government data shows.

License of Nepal Satellite Telecom terminated

Published On: August 20, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The license of Nepal Satellite Telecom (NST), a telecommunications company owned by businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi, has been automatically terminated as it failed to pay dues owed to Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) by the given deadline.

Driving license backlog will be cleared in three months: DoTM

Published On: August 15, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has claimed that smart license applications backlog will be cleared within three months.

Gold hits historic high at Rs 71,000 per tola

Published On: August 14, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The price of gold hit a new high of Rs 71,000 per tola (11.664 grams) in the domestic market on Tuesday.

Agriculture insurance attracts commercial farmers

Published On: August 13, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

REPUBLICA, Aug 13: With the growth of commercial farming in Nepal and the government's 75 percent subsidy program, an increasing number of farmers have been attracted to agriculture insurance.

EPF continues to attract depositors despite SSF launch

Published On: August 7, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Muna Sunuwar

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: While the government launched Social Security Fund (SSF) eight months ago with much fanfare, people are still attracted toward Employment Provident Fund (EPF), data shows.