Apr 20, 2024

Preparations on for management contract of NAC

Preparations on for management contract of NAC

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government is preparing to opt for management contract of the national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).     

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati said that processes have been advanced for the management contract of the NAC for its restructuring.     

At a meeting of the International Relations and Tourism Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday, Minister Kirati said, "We are preparing to go for this system as we are required to embrace management contract of Corporation's restructuring."     

The Ministry has already sent a proposal for management contract at the cabinet. "A decision will be held soon on this agenda," he shared.     

Minister Kirati argued that reforms in the NAC were inevitable through management contract based on the studies and recommendations from the stakeholders.     

Since the management contract modality has generated good results in different countries, this model could be appropriate in Nepal too, he claimed.     

On the occasion, Minister Kirati shared that the Ministry has drawn a conclusion that the NAC cannot be run in the existing situation and the plans were prepared to run the organization by bringing about structural reforms.     

On the occasion, lawmaker Udaya Shumsher JBR said that the NAC's presence should be made robust in the international market even by adding more aircrafts.     

Likewise, lawmaker Dr Dhawal Shumsher JBR said that the NAC's management contract was appropriate but it should advance only on the basis of relevance.     

However, lawmaker Prem Suwal opposed the idea of management contract of NAC and called for all to become responsible to reform the existing status of NAC.