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Nepal Airlines to offer travel discounts to AIT community

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will provide discounted airfare to students, staff, faculty and others participating in training, conferences and workshops affiliated with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). NAC will also provide other facilities like baggage allowance, child discount and group travel discount to the AIT community.

 Nepal Airlines to offer travel discounts to AIT community

Mr. U.B.Rana and Dr. Pritam Krishna Shrestha

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to this effect was signed by Mr. U.B.Rana, manager, NAC and Dr. Pritam Krishna Shrestha, Head, External Relations and Communications Office (ERCO) on 16 July 2010. The MOA was signed in the presence of the Prof. Said Irandoust, President, AIT and H.E. Naveen Prakash Hung Shah, Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand.

Mr. Rana expressed his happiness in entering into a partnership with AIT. According to the MOA, a ticket from Kathmandu to Bangkok will cost 12,090 and 23, 250 Nepal Rupees (NPR) for a one-way and return ticket respectively. Similarly from Bangkok to Kathmandu, the tickets would cost 7,125 and 14,125 Thai Baht (THB) respectively. NAC will provide baggage allowance up to 35 kg per person per flight, while children will be entitled to a 25 per cent discount. In case of group travel, every sixteenth passenger will be allowed free travel for a group of 15 or above adult fare paying passengers. AIT shall provide official request letters for obtaining of this facility from NAC.

H.E. Prahlad Kumar Prasai, Deputy Chief of Mission; H.E. Hari Prasad Luitel, Second Secretary; and Mr. Dornath Aryal, Deputy Chief of Protocal/Under Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal were also present at the MOA signing ceremony. AIT was represented by Dr. Rajendra Prasad Shrestha and Dr. Anil Kumar Anal of School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD);Dr. Sangam Shrestha of School of Engineering and Technology (SET; Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary; Mr. Gyanendra R. Sthapit, Coordinator, Habitech Center; and Ms. Sumana Shrestha, Program Officer, ERCO.

Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, Chairman, Nepal Education Foundation, and Former Dean, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal; Mr. Umesh Shrestha, Chairman, LA College of Higher Studies (LACHS); Dr. Madan Manandhar, Director, LACHS and Principal, LA College of Management and former Director, Nepal Administrative Staff College; Mr. Pramod S.S. Pradhan, Chairperson, Nepal’s National Information Technology Institute (NITI), former President of AITAA-Nepal; Rajesh Shrestha, Chief Financial Controller, LACHS; and Ms. Shristi Limbu, Corporate Director, LACHS, and Mr. Purshkar Raj Shrestha, finance manager, NAC were also present during the ceremony.