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Cabinet passes provision equalizing flight accident insurance to all air passengers


Ratnanagar, July 17 (RSS): The Council of Ministers Monday endorsed the new provision guaranteeing equal air accident insurance amount to both Nepalis and foreign air passengers.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari informed about this while inaugurating the operation of Sauraha-Chitwan high standard tourist AC Deluxe Bus Services amidst a programme here today.

According to the Ministry, until now, the insurance amount for Nepali passenger is Rs three million per head and the foreign passenger is entitled to draw Rs 15 million. 

The Aviation Minister went on to day the European Union seemed positive towards removing its ban on the Nepali airliners.   

Minister Adhikari said that no one should take rest until 10 million tourists are brought in in Nepal. He further said that Lumbini airport would be constructed within a year, Pokhara within three years and Nijgadh within five years.

The Tourism Minister said that dispute over land compensation of Simikot, Pokhara, Kathmandu and Bhairahawa airports has already been resolved.

On the occasion, he also made announcement that the federal government would provide at least five million rupees assistance for the construction of Sauraha Bus Park, Chitwan.  Minister Adhikari said, “Pokhara and Sauraha are connected. Now Pokhara, Lumbini and Sauraha should be connected”