Two wide-body planes of Nepal Airlines have landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport with 27.6 tons of medical supplies from Guangzhou at eight Friday morning.
Flash Freight Logistics and Shangrila Freight had chartered one flight each. The materials brought in both the flights have been ordered by the non-governmental sector.
The flight chartered by Flash Freight has brought 17.7 tons of supplies including that ordered by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), different embassies and I/NGOs, and private sector, according to Managing Director of Flash Freight Thomas Murray.
Flash Freight had brought just seven tons of medical supplies in the flight it chartered earlier. It had not been able to bring more despite the plane's capacity and availability of adequate materials due to lack of documentation demanded by China.
"We learned lessons from the earlier works and therefore completed necessary documentation this time. We could bring more materials as a result," he told Setopati. He added that it needs to charter another flight to bring the remaining materials from China.
Shangrila Freight, on the other hand, brought only 9.9 tons of supplies ordered by businessmen affiliated to the association of medical suppliers and hospitals.