December 8, 2021 11:54 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale said he was working to ensure quality in aviation-related services.
Speaking at a program organized by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on the occasion of the International Civil Aviation Day-2021 on Tuesday, he said, "I am firm in my stand and goal. The cabinet meeting convening in six days would endorse the program and budget for aviation safety." Stating that the concerned agencies should be aware to control the prospects of risks for aviation-related accidents, he urged the experts to provide recommendations so as to reform the aviation sector.
Similarly, former Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Hari Bhakta Shrestha, and Himalayan Airlines Vice-Chairperson Vijaya Shrestha, among others presented papers on how the flights could be made safe from the accidents that occur due to wild animals and birds, especially around airport.
Likewise, Secretary at the Ministry Maheshwar Neupane directed the subordinated agencies to present action plans on how the aviation sector could be made safe from wildlife and birds.
International Civil Aviation Day is observed to commemorate the first successful flight made by the American Wright Brothers on the same day in 1903.