KATHMANDU: Entrepreneurs from Pokhara in a meet with representatives of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry called for timely operation of international flights from Pokhara. The initiative of the entrepreneurs comes in the wake of Buddha Air’s plan to initiate its flights from Pokhara connecting India. The air agreement between Nepal and India regarding air link between Nepal and different cities of India is a welcome decision, said Ananda Raj Mulmi, former president of Pokhara International Aviation Operation Committee. According to Mulmi, the government should develop important infrastructure so that Buddha Air is able to operate flights by February 2010 from Pokhara to Lucknow.
Another international airport is required for immigration, customs and security.

PM promises all help

KATHMANDU: The team of Pokhara International Flight Operation Concern Committee led by its former president and coordinator on Tuesday met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal who assured it of all possible help and infrastructure. On the occasion, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Sharat Singh Bhandari also assured the team of special concern for international flight operation from Pokhara and government assistance to it. — HNS