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Nepal Government fixes rescue flight schedule for the first phase of repatriation of stranded Nepalese

While 56,000 stranded Nepalese from different countries are wanting to return home, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recommended 24,000. Of the 30 countries approved by the government to return, the highest number is 6,400 from Malaysia and the lowest is only 2 from Laos.

By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU:- Nepal Government has fixed a flight schedule to repatriate Nepalese stranded abroad.

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has prepared a schedule for the first phase of rescue flight to repatriate the stranded Nepalese and submitted it to the Covid-19 Management Center (CCMC).

According to the information given by the aide of Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel, the flight schedule has been made from June 12 to July 24.

According to the flight schedule submitted to CCMC, there will be rescue flights to different countries on the same day.

According to sources, the CCMC will calculate the number of people coming to Nepal from those flights even if the ministry submits the flight schedule and fares.

For rescue flights, the ministry will send government-owned Nepal Airlines and Himalayan Airlines aircraft from Nepal. The Ministry of Tourism has also decided to use some foreign airlines in flights.

While 56,000 stranded Nepalese from different countries are wanting to return home, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recommended 24,000. Of the 30 countries approved by the government to return, the highest number is 6,400 from Malaysia and the lowest is only 2 from Laos.

According to the flight schedule set by the government, there will be two flights from Kuwait on May 12. Similarly, flights will be operated from Bangladesh on June 12, Maldives, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Cambodia and Oman on June 1.

There will also be flights to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and the Maldives on June 2. Flights will be operated to Australia, Thailand, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Qatar and the United States on June 3.

Flights to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Oman will be operated on July 4. There will be flights to Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria on June 5.

Rescue flights of Nepalis from Cyprus, Malaysia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and European Union will be held on June 20.

In July 7, South Korea, Oman, Kuwait and Malaysia and on July 8, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan and Qatar.

It is scheduled to fly to Japan, Maldives, United Arab Emirates and Uganda on July 9 and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Cyprus and Israel on July 10.

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