March 29: A wide-body aircraft of Nepal Airlines Corporation returned home from China on Sunday morning carrying medical equipment and kits for treatment of coronavirus patients. The aircraft had left for Guangzhou of China to fetch the medicines on Saturday.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the aircraft has brought back medical kits, personal protection equipment (PPE), medicines and other logistics to cope with the crisis of coronavirus.
The government had sent Nepal Airlines Corporation’s Airbus A330 to China to bring the medicines as per the demand of the Ministry of Health and Population. It has been learnt that the government purchased the logistics and medicines worth Rs 1 billion from China.
“NAC A330-243 landed at TIA with 12.66 ton of necessary medical equipment, supplies and other logistics from Guangzhou, China,” tweeted CAAN on Sunday morning.
The flight reportedly arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport at around 5 in the morning.
The aircraft also brought medicines purchased with the support of Jack Ma Foundation and other logistics provided by the Sichuan Province of China.