LETTERS: Don’t get confused

This is with reference to the news story “NAC aircraft deal raises eyebrows” (THT, April 9, Page 13). I would like to make clarification on this issue as it has created some confusion to readers. Nowhere in the world is a bid bond or bank guarantee sought when an aircraft is purchased. In fact, it is the other way round. It is the seller who seeks guarantee with commitment fees.

Accordingly, NAC’s financial rule does not require any bank guarantee while purchasing aircraft. NAC has not sought used aircraft only. Our RFP document clearly says that used aircraft shall also be acceptable provided that the aircraft has not flown more than 1000 hrs. This means that, of course, brand new aircraft is the most preferable offer. NAC has fully done all the needful to assess credibility of the bidder AAR. NAC management and board sent commitment fee only after making sure that AAR will deliver two brand new aircraft.

Sugat Ratna Kansakar, MD,NAC


This is with reference to the news story “Ambulances Gifted” (THT, April 9, Page 5). It is good news that Khotang Service Society, UK has gifted seven ambulances to different health facilities in Khotang. Khotang district is also known as Karnali of the eastern region from where thousands of people have lost their lives for want of immediate medical attention due to poor transportation service.

Furthermore, people, particularly pregnant women, and others who are referred to other hospitals for further treatment have been suffering due to lack of ambulances and proper transportation. Only the well-off people can afford to hire helicopters in emergencies and the. rest are left to God’s mercy for their survival. I would like to thank the Khotang Service Society, UK for providing ambulances to these health facilities. Now

it is the responsibility of those who have pledged to operate these ambulances as it would also involve cost to operate them in a sustainable manner. It should be borne in mind that many ambulances donated by others have remain useless after some time due to lack of management skill and corruption in the organizations running the live saving utility.

Kiran Magar, via e-mail


Nepalese footballers have been moving from Nepalese football clubs to other clubs in order to make their career bright. One such incident has taken place where Nepal International footballer Rohit Chand returned to his previous club as he signed a 10-month contract with the Indonesian Liga1 side, FC Persija Jakarta on April 7, 2017. It means he has been associated to that club previously. Chand who made a comeback into the national team after two years when he played in the Asian Cup Qualifiers against the Philippines on March 28 will be with the Indonesian outfit until January 7, next year, informed his brother Rabindra Chand. The club however has not revealed its terms and conditions, including salary. He has already played for the club for two and half years. All the best for him to do well in his upcoming career!

Pratik Shrestha, Buddhanagar