Kathmandu, Jan 20: The Nepalese government is to receive four Chinese passenger aircraft in accordance with the bilateral agreement between Beijing and Kathmandu, an official said on Wednesday.
Under the bilateral deal signed between state-owned Nepal Airlines Corporation (C) and AVIC Intertiol, the state-owned Chinese plane manufacturing company, Kathmandu is to purchase six aircraft from the company, Xinhua quoted Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Anda Prasad Pokharel as saying.
Nepal has already purchased two aircraft MA60 and Y-12e. The remaining four passenger planes are to be received by the Nepal government soon.
The government has already made payment for manufacturing the planes through the Chi Exim Bank, the minister said.
Pokharel reaffirmed the commitments of the Nepalese government to purchase the Chinese planes under the agreement between the C and AVIC Intertiol signed on November 29, 2012.
Pokharel said Chi’s assistance for the construction of Pokhara Regiol Intertiol Airport is one of the important aspect of bilateral cooperation in aviation sector.
Chinese Ambassador Wu Chuntai said the Chinese leadership has taken the “good neighbourhood policy” focusing on sharing technology, experiences and making investment in neighbourhood.
Wu said cooperation between the AVIC Intertiol and C was a good example of the Chinese policy towards Nepal. (IANS)