26 Jan - 1 Feb 2018 #894

on the rader

On the radar

The new radar system at Kathmandu Airport and Bhatte Danda was inaugurated on Wednesday and will start guiding air traffic throughout Nepal on 1 February. The project to aimed at improving air safety, is supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The radar can track domestic and international flights throughout eastern Nepal and up to Surkhet in the west.

Turkish tie-up

Turkish Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Moldova to mutually operate flights to Istanbul–Kishinev operated by both companies. The joint flights, effective 29 January, will offer fast and convenient connections to and from both cities.

Smart centre

Smart Cell has recently added a new outlet at Putali Sadak to provide easier access for customers, with plans to open a new centre in Bhaktapur. Established in 2008, Smart Telecom is now the third largest telecommunications company in Nepal.

Belgian brew

Evolution Beverages has introduced White Rhino, a Belgian-style, craft wheat beer with 4.9% alcohol. Brewed with rolled wheat mixed with fresh coriander seeds and orange peel, the beer has a hazy appearance and a unique aroma.


Qatar Airways has extended its sponsorship of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship electric street racing series and will continue as the title sponsor of the Paris E-Prix for three new seasons.