Kathmandu, September 14
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the International Cooperation of DGAC France have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to extend technical cooperation in the emerging field of civil aviation between the two countries.
The MoU to this effect was signed between Sanjiv Gautam, director general of CAAN and Betrand De-Lacombe, director of International Cooperation of DGAC, amid a ceremony at the CAAN office today.
The MoU was signed on behalf of Nepal and France after its approval by the governments of both countries and will be in effect for the next four years.
Under this agreement, both sides will undertake to cooperate through manifold actions like exchanging information concerning various techniques in the aviation sector, sending French experts and instructors to Nepal for training missions and vice-versa.
Nepal had signed an agreement on technical cooperation with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in April 2015 under which different flight operation experts and airworthiness experts were deputed to Nepal. However, these experts have already completed their tenure. As per CAAN officials, France will support Nepal by providing expert support in the field of flight operations and airworthiness.
A version of this article appears in print on September 15, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.