Nepal exports sugar to EU

BIRGUNJ: Nepal has exported semi-processed sugar to Europe via rail from the Birgunj-Sirsiya dry port. According to Himalayan Terminal, the dry port operator, National Trading Ltd and Salt Trading Corporation Ltd exported 2,300 metric tonnes of sugar to Portugal. The sugar was loaded on to 40 wagons of the Indian Railway that will carry it to Haldiya port in Kolkata and will then be taken to Portugal. — RSS

Three airlines get AOC

KATHMANDU: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued air operation certificate (AOC) to three private airlines namely Agni Air Pvt Ld, Base Air Pvt Ltd and Nepal Airlines Pvt Ltd for operating commercial aviation services. According to the authority, the number of airlines has reached 23 with these three airlines. — RSS

Lumbini development

BUTWAL: A five-year periodic and long-term tourism plan has been formulated for the development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Rupandehi district as a whole. About Rs 529 million is expected to be spent for five-year tourism development project in Lumbini while

Rs 71 million will be spent for long-term development project. — RSS

Bilateral trade discussed

KATHMANDU: Humayun Kabir, ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal and Binod Bahadur Shrestha, president of FNCCI held a discussion on bilateral trade, investment and tourism promotion along with other issues of financial promotion at the latter’s office. The secretarial level meeting between the two countries is scheduled for the third week of April in Dhaka. — HNS