Nepal | February 17, 2019

Min Adhikari vows to assist wide-body probe panel

Rishi Baral

Minister Rabindra Adhikari speaks at a budget unveiling programme in Pokhara electoral constituency 2 on Monday, November 26, 2018. Photo: Rishi Baral/THT

POKHARA: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, reiterated that his ministry would lend full support to the investigation committee formed to probe the purchase of wide body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation.

“If the investigation committee finds faults in purchase process, concerned person/s must face action,” the Minister said at a programme organised to unveil infrastructure development projects in electoral constituency 2 in Pokhara.

Moreover, Minister Adhikari also clarified that the deal to bring NAC’s wide body carrier involved a third party seller and was brokered before he took the post of civil aviation minister.

“At present, we cannot say if there was misappropriation of funds in the deal. However, the probe committee will come up with facts upon conclusion of its investigation,” Minister Adhikari said.

On a different note, the minister also informed that Nepal has witnessed a 27 per cent increase in tourist arrivals while expressing firm commitment to the goal of bringing 2 million tourists in 2020.

Student leaders wave black flags at Min Adhikari

Student leaders of Baburam Bhattarai led Naya Shakti waved black flags at Minister Adhikari upon his arrival in Pokhara, today.

Police arrested six student leaders for protesting against the wide-body row.


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