Tourism minister assures documents will reach committee within 24 hours

Published On: November 24, 2018 08:56 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

 KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Attending the meeting of the parliamentary International Relation Committee on Friday, Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari assured that the corporation would provide all documents related to the purchase of Airbus A330-200 wide-body aircraft to the committee within 24 hours. 

Stressing on transparency and accountability on part of all public bodies, the parliamentary committee had asked the government to provide all documents related to the purchase of wide-body aircraft.

"We have not done anything wrong. We are ready to provide all the documents to the committee within 24 hours," Adhikari said, adding: "We welcome any decisions taken by the committee." 

The minister further asked the committee not to doubt on the necessity of wide-body aircraft for our country. 

"In order to meet the global market needs, and for the development of our tourism sector, we need to operate wide-body aircraft,” he said. "Unless we have our own national flag carrier directly connecting to the international market, we can't expect that the number of tourists will grow." 

He claimed that both wide-body aircraft were purchased following due procedure. He said: "If the investigation finds anything wrong during the procurement process, we are ready to face any actions."

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