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Government committed to aviation development: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said the government has been doing various constructive works for the development of Nepal’s aviation sector.

Inaugurating the 51 st Annual  Conference of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA)  here today, he said there can be no compromise in the air service security and all arrangement will be made for it.

He said air transport’s role is very important in the tourism sector, adding this sector should be properly developed for economic prosperity and development.

Remarkable development was made in other sectors because of the open air policy and more is yet to be done to reach the services to the common people with the partnership of government and private sector, said the PM
Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bista Magar said Nepal’s air transport was necessary rather than luxury and all ways should be adopted for making it safe.

The government is working with all out efforts for the development of the sector for tourism development; he said, and called for making it timely with new inventions and adoption of new technologies.

President of the IFATCA Alexis Brathwaite said remarkable development was made in the international air transport and there was lot more to do for quality services.

Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Triratna Manandhar emphasized on the use of modern technology, infrastructure development and effective use of security regulations.

Discussions will be held on  ‘One voice, one sky and one capacity’.
The  conference was held here after  four long years of efforts .The five-day conference has 500 air traffic controllers of 70 countries as participants.

President of the Nepal Air Traffic Controller Association Pratap Babu Tiwari said some 56,000 controllers are affiliated in the federation with  137 members states and Nepal has 200 controllers. RSS

Published Date: Monday, March 12th, 2012 | 10:10 AM

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