Employees of CAAN protest the decision to separate the aviation authority.

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There have been a number of announcements from different unions representing employees affiliated with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) about their protest programmes against two bills that propose splitting the CAAN into two separate entities: an service provider and a regulatory body.

The National Assembly recently passed a that would have divided CAAN, prompting the employees’ union to make their protest plan public. However, the law has not yet been passed by the House of Representatives.

Employees of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) have stated that the is against the national interest as a whole and could raise serious about aviation security. They also claim that the bill was introduced in an unplanned manner in order to increase the cost of travel by handing over the Tribhuvan International Airport to the private sector.

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