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Minister Adhikari vows to resume Jiri airport’s operation

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CHARIKOT — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said he would take steps as part an effort to bring the Jiri airport back into operation.

Minister Adhikari made the remark while on a visit to Jiri, a tourist hotspot on Dolakha on Wednesday. The Minister also inaugurated a school building constructed by a non – governmental organization in Kharidhunga of Dolakha.

Minister Adhikari noted that Jiri remained ‘ a really beautiful and attractive tourist destination’ during an interaction programme held near the runway of the airport.

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Acknowledging that transfer of the Jiri airport’s authority to the agricultural ministry from the civil aviation authority in the past was a blunder, Adhikari made it clear that he will leave no stone unturned to bring back the authority within the jurisdiction of the civil aviation ministry and start internal flights to and from the airport.

He added that Jiri airport would be suitable for tourist flights to Mt Everest and Mt Rolwaling and to ease the air traffic in Kathmandu.

On the occasion, Jiri municipality’s Mayor Tanka Bahadur Jirel apprised the participants of the efforts that were made in the past to resume the airports operation.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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