BIZ BRIEFS

NAC helps flood-hit

KATHMANDU: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has decided to help Koshi flood victims with added flights on the Biratnagar route and NAC employees will donate salary equivalent to one or two days according to their respective designations, states a press release. — HNS

NRB guv felicitated

KATHMANDU: First governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Himalaya Shumsher JB Rana was felicitated here on Saturday. At the seventh general assembly of NRB Ex-employees’ Association, officiating governor Bir Bikram Rayamajhi said Rana played a significant role during the bank’s infancy adding, “We honour him for his special contribution to triggering fiscal reforms in the country”. Rana said the Maoist revolution happened due to lack of plans to enhance the economic status of poor people. He added he would publish his memoirs about his tenure in NRB. National Planning Commission (NPC) member Deependra Bahadur Chhetri urged NRB ex-employees to retain their competence. — RSS

Veggie sales volume

HETAUDA: Farmers of Makwanpur district have sold vegetables worth Rs. 7.67 million in the last fiscal year 2064-65 BS. Vegetables are commercially grown in northern Daman, Palung, Bajrabarahi, Tistung, Chitlang, Fakhel, southern Handikhola, Hatiya, Harnamadi and Manahari VDCs, said Makwanpur senior agriculture development officer Min Prasad Budhathoki. More than 10,350 farmers of the district have improved their living standard with good income from the sake of off-season vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage and tomato. — RSS

Indo-Pak trade

NEW DELHI: Trade between India and Pakistan can reach $9 billion in the next few years despite political differences, industry lobby Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) said here on Tuesday. “If the two countries bury political differences, they can evolve strong bilateral ties which can grow from $2 billion to $9 billion,” said Assocham president Sajjan Jindal. — HNS