Food productivity increased by up to 100%, and farmers and businesses earned $169.4 million under the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition (KISAN) project, a five-year US Government-supported program that promoted modern farming technologies and private sector investment, the US Embassy says.
Turkish boosts flights
Turkish Airlines is increasing its Istanbul-Kathmandu-Istanbul service from 4 to 5 flights per week starting 18 September. The airlines has also launched direct flights to from Istanbul to Phuket in Thailand.
Qatar to Canberra
Despite the ongoing blockade imposed by its neighbours, Doha-based Qatar Airways has launched flights to Canberra, its fifth destination in Australia. Canberra is one of 18 new destinations announced by the airline for 2017-18.
Paragon in Nepal
Popular Indian footwear brand Paragon has entered the Nepali market with Prinsa Impex as the authorised dealer. The company will open four showrooms in Kathmandu and offer a wide range of school, party and formal shoes.
Health with Thai
Thai Airways organised a blood donation and cardiac check-up program on 31 July in Annapurna Hotel in Kathmandu. More than 120 people donated their blood and maximum number of participants benefitted from the cardiac check-up.