Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari urged Chinese Minister to conduct flight in China


13th Nov, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Luo Shugang, China’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has arrived in Kathmandu on an official trip of four days to Nepal.

Photo: Sunil Sharma

Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari has urged Chinese Culture Minister Luo Shugang to allow national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) to fly in Gaungzhou and Shanghai of China. China's Minister has also shown positive response towards the request and has agreed to proceed forward.

Even though the NAC had sought permission from the Chinese side several times to resume flights to Guangzhou, China, no progress has been made so far, according to officials. China is Nepal’s second largest source market for tourists after India. Earlier, the national flag carrier used to fly to Shanghai but was compelled to discontinue the route due to a lack of aircraft in 2008.

During the meeting, the two sides dwelt on deepening bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism, civil aviation and culture, according to officials. The Chinese delegation will also meet Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during the visit.