After receiving approval from the Tourism Ministry, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal will sign a long-term government-to-government agreement with India for periodic airport surveillance and radar flight inspections in order to avoid being forced into contracting with unreliable companies in the midst of the never-ending Covid-19 crisis. The agreement will be for periodic airport surveillance and radar flight inspections.
Owing to the viral outbreak, Nepal had recently requested assistance from India in order to undertake a fly inspection of the newly built navigation and communication infrastructure at Bhairahawa international airport, as the original contractor had been unable to travel due to the outbreak.
According to Raj Kumar Chettri, a spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the authority had also inquired of the Airport Authority of India about the possibility of assisting Nepal in conducting surveillance of navigation and communication infrastructure at all airports, with the exception of the new airport in Bhairahawa, according to The Nepal Post.
Nepal has opted to engage the Airport Authority of India for at least five years, based on the favourable response received from India, he said, adding that the proposal from NepalR17;s civil aviation organisation had been approved by the country’s tourism ministry.
The proposal must be approved by the Civil
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