Nepal Today

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEPAL-CHINA AIRCRAFT PURCHASE DEAL Kathmandu, 30 Nov.: An agreement was signed Thursday between government representatives and China to purchase one MA 60 and three Y12E aircraft against a soft loan provided by Azim Bank of China. Chinese government will provide a MA 60 and Y12E aircraft each on grant. Culture and Tourism Ministry Joint Secretary Ranjan Krishna Aryal and Acting General Manager of Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Raju Bahadur KC and Asia Director of Avic International Yang Kun Bang and General Representative and Programme Manager Song Siyao Nong signed the agreement. The aircraft delivery will begin early next year. The puchase agreement was signed as Airbus renewed negotiations with NAC tompurchs two aircraft to the Nepali national carrier. An earlier deal fell through amid now dismissed charges of corruption in the purchase Nnnn UML MEETSGETS UNDERWAY FRIDAY Kathmandu, 30 Nov.: UML leader KP Sharma Oli, back from India after pneumonia treatment, is inaugurating a two-day statute national convention of its yoith wing in the capital to amend a body’s statute. Five hundred plus delegates are participating. A closed door session begins Saturday. Nnnn SECURITY MEET OF MID AND FAR-WEST CONCLUDES FRIDAY Kathmandu, 30 Nov.: A two-day meet of senior home ministry and police officials to review security in the mid and far-West concludes in Nepalgunj Friday. The regular regional exercise reviewed the security in the region with its complexities. nnnn


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