The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $21 million loan to support Nepal in streamlining its trade processes to meet international standards. The project will help Nepal develop a national policy and legal framework for trade facilitation and also strengthen the Department of Customs to expand exports.
Yeti Airlines is overhauling its fleet by replacing its Jetstream 41s with ATR 500s. The first of two aircrafts will arrive next week and the other by August. A third 52-seater French-Italian built twin turboprop will be added next year. The planes will be used on Yeti’s trunk routes to Biratnagar, Nepalganj, Dhangadi and Bhadrapur. Yeti is also issuing Boarding Passes to raise public awareness in Nepal of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has increased its grant to the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Rs 257 million for the coming year for two-year scholarships to 20 Nepali government officials to purse Master’s degrees in Japan.
Holidays on Qatar
Qatar Airways is offering 40% discounts on flights to popular holiday destinations across the globe, including recently launched routes to Nice and Dublin. The airline is also starting a new direct daily service to Kiev starting 28 August.
Hyundai is launching a ‘Joyful July Offer’ for customers to get cash discounts, free comprehensive insurance, free road tax for the year and a chance to win an additional discount worth up to Rs 100,000.
OTTO Chekr, the first mobile device with a glucose monitor that can check blood sugar levels. Certified by the US Food and Drug Administration, the kit includes a lancing device, lancets, glucose test strips and a user manual. The phone also has an in-built pedometer.