HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Central bank governor Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada returned to the country after participating in a conference, ‘Frontier Asia: Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth’, organised by the International Monetary Fund and JICA in Thailand. The conference had presented working papers on ‘Economic Transformation and Diversification and Fragmentation’ and ‘Trade Cost in Economic Transformation’ under the topic ‘Economic Transformation’. Similarly, working papers were also presented on ‘The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth’ and ‘The Role of Financial Deepening’ under the topic ‘Inclusive Growth’. Khatiwada also held talks with the governor of Bank of Thailand Dr Prasarn Trairatvorakul on bilateral relations between Nepal and Thailand.
Mihin Lanka expands
KATHMANDU: Mihin Lanka — Sri Lanka’s popular budget carrier — is expanding its network to India by commencing operations to Delhi from Saturday. Mihin Lanka, operating from Colombo, is fully owned by the government of Sri Lanka and offers scheduled services to nine destinations including Trichy, Gaya, Varanasi and Madurai in the Indian sub-continent, and Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain, Dhaka and Jakarta. Delhi will be its 10th destination and it will operate five flights on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to its regional manager in India Lalith De Silva. “Together with our code share partner Sri Lankan Airlines, Mihin will provide convenient connections to destinations in the Far East/Middle East and Europe also.” Mihin Lanka operates an all Airbus fleet.
Prasad pledges help
KATHMANDU: Indian ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad, addressing the 33rd anniversary of Pashupati Multiple Campus on Friday, said that India is positive and ready to help in the development activities of Nepal. “Nepal and India’s relationship is bonded together culturally, historically and religiously,” Prasad said. “India is ready to help Nepal in the development of hydropower as Nepal is rich in water resources,” the envoy added. Prasad also pledged to provide Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to outstanding male and female students of the 11th grade studying
at the campus. The Indian ambassador attended the programme as
the chief guest.