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Pancheswor Multi-Purpose Project to take pace: Leader Nepal

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KATHMANDU — CPN-UML leader Madhav kumar Nepal has expressed his confidence that Nepal-India bilateral initiatives including Pancheswor Multi-Purpose Project along with other agreements and treaties would take momentum during the tenure of Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri.

At a courtesy meet held at leader Nepal’s residence this evening, the two discussed several matters concerning Nepal-India relations and contemporary political situation, shared former Prime Minister Nepal’s Press Aide Mohan Gautam.

On the occasion, Ambassador Puri recalled the meeting with leader Nepal when the later visited India in the capacity of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1994.

Puri also lauded leader Nepal’s role for the advancement of democracy in Nepal and consolidating the Nepal-India relations.

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TIA to operate services for 21 hrs daily from upcoming mid-May

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport in the country, would be operated for 21 hours daily.

In an interaction organized by the Nepal Tourism Infrastructure Development Council here in the Ministry on Tuesday, Minister Adhikari shared that the Ministry was preparing to operate the TIA for 21 hours daily from upcoming mid-May.

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He added that the move was targeted to lessen air traffic pressure as the TIA is facing acute air traffic pressure as of late.

He added that though he was planning to operate 24 hours services in the TIA, it takes time to this effect. He also shared that night flights currently available from Kathmandu to Dangadhi will be extended to Bhadrapur of Jhapa in the near future.

Experts in tourism and culture sectors suggested Minister Adhikari to adopt effective plans and programmes for the development of these sectors.

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