Nepal Today

Thursday, May 30, 2013

NIGHT FLIGHT PLANS TO SIMARA UNCERTAIN Kathmandu, 30 May: The Civil Aviation Authority Nepal, Simara, Bara has not been able to bring into operation the night flight plan in the airport even after completing all preparations, RSS reports.. It could not be operated as electricity was not supplied even after one year of completing the infrastructures including lighting, fire fighting and other infrastructures at a cost of Rs 250 million. It could not come into operation as NEA neglected request for dedicated feeder that provides 24-hour supply of electricity, said officiating chief of CAAN, Simara, Suraj Bishankhya. It needs such supply as other planes of international flights coming via that route also need the DVOR DME signals while landing in the capital. The airport is useful for Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Makwanpur and Sarlahi districts and for Indian tourists, industrialists of the industrial corridor, politicians and general public. Now, Buddha Air Beach Craft and Simrik Air conduct flight here. Last year, some 35,143 passengers flew from here and 34, 957 landed as per CAAN data and there is a need for night flights for busy schedule in human life. nnnn JAPANESE ASSISTANCE Kathmandu, 30 May: Japan Thursday gave USD 409,792; equivalent to approximately Rs36,139,556 to AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) to provide technical assistance to a partner agency. The programe will be implemented in Four Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Rupandehi under a Phase II project. . The grant contract was signed and exchanged Chargés d’Affaires of Japan to Nepal Shuichi Sakakibara and Country Director of AMDA- MINDS Nepal Office Satoru Kinoshita. nnnn In a press communiqué issued on Thursday, the embassy of Japan said that the AMDA-MINDS will provide technical and financial support to a partner agency, to implement the Project for Improving Maternal and Child Health through Promoting Capacity Development at Four Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Rupa


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