Kathmandu, July 6: The government has decided to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two organizations in a bid to make country’s aviation sector more secure and effective.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has forwarded legal preparation to develop CAAN as the regulatory and service providing body in view of the international security concern.
Ministry Secretary Mohan Krishna Sapkota informed that the process was forwarded to ensure additional aviation security as the regulatory and service providing body. And the preparations will be finalized by establishing coordination with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Union had been urging Nepal to split CAAN into two entities, expressing safety concerns. The Ministry has stated that the process has been forwarded to also address this particular issue pointed out by the EU. (RSS)