KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha has left for Canada to participate in the 41st International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) General Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: National Assembly member Dr Bimala Rai Paudyal has demanded that Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha apologize publicly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Jeevan Ram Shrestha has said that the recent controversial incident at Chhaya Center happened after his Personal Security Officer (PSO) was misbehaved.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The government is to honor the mountaineers who set records by climbing all 14 tallest peaks of the world including Mount Everest.

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.

KATHMANDU, August 5: The government, which made a decision by violating the law, has defied the court on the same day as the Supreme Court (SC) issued an order. On the same day that the Supreme Court ordered a minister to appear in person on contempt of court charges, the government committed another contempt.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha has assured to take forward phase-wise programs to revive the country's tourism sector hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The newly- appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha has stressed the need for promoting tourism, a strong base for the country's economy.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has resigned from his post. He submitted the resignation letter to CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday.

DHANGADHI, June 26: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that gone are the days when the people in Sudurpaschim had to go to the airport to board a plane after inquiring about the status of flights in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has refuted news reports that he threatened the executive chairman of the Nepal Airlines Corporation Yubaraj Adhikari and clarified that no employee has been mistreated.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Stating that Tourism Minister Prem Bahadur Ale has threatened to shoot and beat him, Chairman of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), Yubaraj Adhikari has filed an application at the District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu, demanding security and protection of his life and property.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has warned the ministers who have been claiming that Nijgadh International Airport will be built that the budget allocated for the construction of the airport is far too inadequate.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has vowed to recover all the land and other properties of the Pashupatinath Temple that have been encroached upon.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Outgoing Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that he spent the last seven months of his tenure working in the interest of the country and its people.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, has requested the European Ambassador to Nepal, Nona Deprez, to lift the ban placed on Nepal from EU's safety list.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that there is a need to create an environment in Nepal for foreign nationals to pay the same airfares as Nepalis.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has directed the officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) including its newly-appointed board members to further develop Nepal's airports and keep them in good condition.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that there will be two flights to Delhi every day.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Bollywood Actor Salman Khan is visiting Nepal on May 28 to perform at a program to be held at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Non-resident trade representative of Russia Alexander Rybas paid a courtesy call on Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that swindlers who are scamming the country will be booked within a week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) has called on Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale to facilitate the effective operation of the hotel industry in the situation created by COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Chief Executive Officer Dhananjay Regmi has filed a contempt and defamation case against nine people, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale in the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has directed the repair of damaged structures inside the Narayanhiti Durbar Museum. There is a need to retain the existence of the palace and make it attractive so as to attract tourists, he said after inspecting the palace on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: COVID-19 infection has been confirmed in two more people working in the private secretariat of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has warned of taking action against those involved in leasing out and using the property of Narayanhiti Durbar Museum for a pittance.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, has said that legal action would be taken against those involved in granting permission to run businesses including restaurants in the premises of Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that a calibration flight will be conducted in Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) as soon as the weather sees improvement.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, has warned of stern action against those involved in giving unnecessary hassles against migrant workers at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA).

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that homework is being done to purchase an aircraft.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has directed Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to cancel the free ticket privilege for former chairpersons of the corporation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has vowed to solve the problems faced by hotel entrepreneurs.

KATHMANDU, NOv 24: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has urged the visiting high-ranking EU officials to consider removing Nepal from the European Union's (EU) blacklist.

CHITWAN, Nov 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale asserted that the government was effortful to remove Nepal Airlines Corporation from the blacklist of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

POKHARA, Jan 15: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal has said he would take initiatives to solve the problems faced by the tourism sector at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Bhanubhakta Dhakal has directed the authorities concerned to complete the construction of the projects of national pride under the ministry within the stipulated time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Bhanubhakta Dhakal has urged tourism entrepreneurs to resolve their problems through dialogue. He said that it is not necessary to put pressure on the government by agitating for the work that can be done through the implementation of policies and rules.

NAC projected to make profit from 2024

December 15, 2020 10:34 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal has lost about 72 percent of passengers in the international sector till November compared to the corresponding period of 2019. As COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, the country’s aviation industry remained closed for about six months causing the industry to lose 65 percent of passengers in the domestic sector.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that Simikot Airport in Humla would be developed as a tourist hub.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai and Vinay Mohan Kwatra have discussed the resumption of flights between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has directed Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to immediately expedite the purchase plan of aircraft for domestic flights to provide services to the people living in mountain and remote areas. Minister Bhattarai made the directives to the state-owned airlines at a joint meeting with executive chairman and departmental heads of the NAC on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has asked Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to prepare infrastructures to accommodate at least 500,000 tourists around the Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has formed a three-member task force to study the proposed master plan of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) in detail and prepare a final report based on the opinions and suggestions of the local stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, has directed his staff to submit the progress of their performance agreement within a week.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the employees who do not comply with their job requirements properly will be “politely removed from their positions.”

KATHMANDU, June 22: An unknown Zoom application user played a porn video during a virtual meeting organized by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The construction of Chuhan Danda Airport has been prioritized not because it is the hometown of Prime Minister K P Oli but because this place has played a very important role in the country’s struggle for establishing democracy, said Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai.