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Nepal and Myanmar to hold talks to develop Himalaya 2 airspace
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Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- Nepal and Myanmar have agreed to hold talks to develop the Himalaya 2 airspace that has been pending for a long time due to lack of surveillance and communication system along parts of the route over Myanmar, officials said.
The Kathmandu-Bagdogra-Guwahati-Silchar-Imphal and Kunming air route is shorter, safer, more economical and efficient for flights between Europe-Middle East and Oriental Asia. The proposed route will reduce congestion of westbound traffic flows across the Bay of Bengal.
Nepal has been lobbying for three air routes-Himalaya 1 (Bangkok-Kolkata-Nepalgunj-Islamabad), Himalaya 2 and Himalaya 3 (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Delhi)-at different meetings of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and othe...
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