Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Minister Prabhu urges Bangladesh to resolve problems Indian air carriers face

Indian Commerce and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has raised the problems being faced by Indian carriers operating in Bangladesh with his civil aviation counterpart AKM Shahjahan Kamal.
Those problems include ground handling, rebate for overflying charges for domestic flights and mandatory filing of tariffs.

He also raised issues of double taxation, repatriation of funds and imposition of VAT with retrospective effect during the meeting on Wednesday.

The High Commission of India said Bangladesh promised that all issues will be addressed during the bilateral civil aviation consultations in November 2018.

Both ministers emphasised that the air service agreement between India and Bangladesh be modernised to include commercial and other elements to suit the present day requirement for enhancement of greater connectivity.
26/09/18 bdnews24.com

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