Eight Nepalis rescued from Oman

Itahari, July 7:

Eight Nepalis stranded in Oman came back today, thanks to initiatives taken by political parties and timely help provided by the Sino-Hydro Company.

They had gone to Oman to look for jobs.

Officials of the Sino-Hydro Company made arrangements for their return at the request of the Nepal government.

District-based leaders of political parties had informed the government that over 250 Nepalis have been stranded in Oman and urged it to make immediate arrangements for their

return to home.

Hari Prasad Chapagain, Laxman Chamar, Pushkar Parajuli, Hareram Parajuli,

of Sunsari, Milan Shrestha, of Morang, Angat Chaudhari and Umesh Kewat, of Nawalparasi, and Tilchan Bhatt, of Sarlahi, have returned home.

“Hundreds of Nepali are still stranded in Oman and other Gulf countries,” Laxman Chamar, who recently returned home, told this daily.

Officials at the Sino-Hydro Company arranged for the return of the eight stranded Nepalis after each of them agreed to pay Rs 60,000 to the company as airfare upon their return.

Angat Chaudhari said the company is making arrangements to send other stranded Nepalis home.