Yeti Airlines lunches new SDG shuttle bus

27th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, May 27: Nepal’s one of the oldest as well as most renowned domestic airlines Yeti Airlines, in partnership with the United Nations in Nepal on Thursday launched its campaign to raise general public awareness on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

 As a part of the campaign,the airlines released two airport shuttle buses branded  with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as well as include them in boarding passes, leaflets and other printed material to spread awareness about the UN’s targets.

This marks the beginning of our partnership with the United Nations in Nepal for the global cause,” said Yeti Airlines CEO Umesh Chandra Rai , “we hope to inspire and mobilise other private companies to join hands in making the SDGs a reality in Nepal.”

The SDGs, adopted by the UN Member States, including Nepal, in September 2015, are a universal agreement to end poverty in all its dimensions and craft an equal, just and secure world, for the people planets and prosperity by 2030.

They recognise the private sector as one of the key partners.

 “The United Nations in Nepal is glad to see our new partner for SDGs, the Yeti Airlines, coming up with an innovative way of raising awareness on the SDGs,” said UNDP Country Director Renaud Meyer. “Such initiatives will go a long way in familiarising the general public about the SDGs as well as creating environment for a wider collaboration and partnership.” 

Earlier in May, UN Nepal  and Yeti Airlines entered a partnership  for promotionand achievement of the SDGs in Nepal Under this partnership besides the initiatives to raises awareness on SDGs, the UN and Yeti airlines will collaborate to explore, adopt and promote innovative and sutainable business models in the aviation and tourism industry that would help Nepal meet some specific SDG indicators in the areas of climate change adaptation, poverty reduction and gender equality.