China Reportedly Expressed Concern over Stranded Chinese Tourists

China Reportedly Expressed Concern over Stranded Chinese Tourists

March 9, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -17 March. 06- 2015 (Falgun 22, 2071)

Following uncertainty over the clearing Turkish Airplane from the airport, Chinese government has reportedly sought to send special aircraft to rescue over 4000 Chinese tourists at Tribhuwan International Airport.

After this concern, Nepal government speeds up its efforts to clear the airport for the international flights.

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued a number of notices making the operation of airport uncertain. Following the concerns expressed by many countries over the stranded passengers, Prime minister Sushil Koirala issued a statement on Friday asking concerned officials to provide all facilities as per with International standard to stranded international passengers.   

A source close to Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Chinese Embassy expressed the concern to Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the problems faced by Chinese tourists due to the delaying to operate international flights.

Security sources confirmed that Chinese are considering sending an aircraft which can land and take off within 5000 Meter runway from Tibetan Capital Lhasa. Indian Air Force crews are currently supporting Nepalese officials to tow Turkish Airline.  

 

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