Simrik Air Helicopter on a fire-fighting mission

Kathmandu, 11th April 2021 | Simrik Air’s well-equipped helicopter having call sign 9N-ALP headed to Shivapuri National Park area today to extinguish the wildfire that had gone out of control.

Capt. Siddartha J. Gurung and Pilot-In-Command Capt. Surendra Paudel along with Simrik’s experienced crew flew with the “Bambi Bucket”- a specialized bucket suspended on a cable by a helicopter to deliver water, for the aerial fire-fighting mission to douse the forest fire.

A social contribution towards the nation

Simrik has always been at the forefront of the nation in times of crisis. And, this is again an exemplary endeavor of Simrik Air and a social contribution towards the nation by providing its service as corporate social responsibility (CSR) even with limited resources available to save the national treasure and home to many wildlife.

To douse the uncontrollable wildfire, the “Bambi Bucket” was filled with water and 22 rounds of the flight were operated from Machhapokhari (Wasikhu, Narayanthan), while one flight each was conducted by using water from Sundarijal and a rooftop swimming pool from Hotel Sabrina respectively.

We would like to thank Hon’ble Mr. Mani Chandra Thapa – Minister of Water Supply and Irrigation, Dr. Ram Shrestha- Karuna Hospital, Mr. Uddav Kharel-Mayor of Budhanilkhanta Municipality, Mr. Nirajan Thapa-Hotel Sabrina, Lt. Col. Ramesh Khadka, The Famous Mahendra Dal Battalion, Mr. Ratna Bahadur Shrestha from Wasikhu, Machhapokhari Narayanthan area and last but not the least Capt. Rameshwar Thapa – Chairman of Simrik Air Pvt. Ltd. with the entire Simrik Air team for their prompt support and cooperation for the successful mission.

Simrik Air keeps the natural resource and wildlife conservation to the utmost priority, and as part of responsibility towards wildlife, national park, environment, society, heritage, and ecosystem conservation, Simrik air has been carrying out these activities for a long time.

A few months back, for the first time ever in Nepal, Simrik Air exclusively operated the aerial fire-fighting mission in the Pathivara Temple area, as the fire in a community forest in that area had gone out of control and was posing a threat to the existence of famous Hindu shrine in the country along with the community forest which is home to rare rhododendron species and red panda.

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