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Nepal's Prime Minister Explores Boosting International Flights for Enhanced Connectivity

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Nepal's Prime Minister Explores Boosting International Flights for Enhanced Connectivity

In a pivotal move to boost connectivity and ease of travel, Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has kick-started consultations with the government and relevant stakeholders. The initiative aims to establish regular international flights from the nation's airports, tackling critical issues such as aviation safety, airport infrastructure, and necessary regulatory frameworks to enable consistent international air services.

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Ganesh Ghimire, a seasoned professional in the aviation industry, has been appointed as the Branch Manager for Nepal Airlines Corporation at the Mumbai station. Ghimire joined Nepal Airlines in 1994 as a Marketing Assistant, gradually ascending the corporate ladder. His career milestones include a stint as Corporate Department Manager in 2020 and Acting Deputy Director, Corporate Department, and Joint Spokesperson in 2022.

Over three decades, Ghimire has proven his mettle in overseeing customer service, air-travel security, safety, and organizational efficiency. His focus on passenger safety and satisfaction, coupled with ensuring the airline's profitability, has been instrumental in his successful career. Ghimire's expertise extends to developing corporate planning and execution support materials, databases, processes, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

His ability to foster working relationships with airport staff, other airlines, local and federal agencies, and relevant airline associations has been crucial in advancing business interests.

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Addressing Local Concerns

Parallelly, local residents of Shuklaphanta Municipality affected by the rivers in the area are voicing their demands for preferential rights to river products. Their concerns were highlighted during an interaction organized to prepare the preliminary environmental impact assessment (EIA) report.

The community members insist that the interests of locals affected by the Gaudi, Gharkatuwa, and Anaukhi rivers should be taken into account in the EIA report. They have also urged the authorities to construct a robust dam to mitigate the risk of rivers flooding into human settlements.

Mayor Rana Bahadur Mahara has responded to these concerns, assuring that contracts for collection and excavation of river products would be awarded based on the EIA report. He also committed to allocating the highest possible amount received in royalty from these contracts to the affected communities, marking a step forward in addressing the community's concerns.

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