The Government appoints Mr. Pradeep Adhikary as new Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the regulatory flight safety oversight body of the government. A cabinet meeting held on 31 January, 2022 made the decision to this effect. Mr. Pradeep Adhikary, a civil engineer by profession, was heading the National Pride Project that oversaw the Pokhara International Airport Construction Project and the Gautam Buddha International Airport Construction Project. Mr. Adhikary is one of the youngest officials to head CAAN so far.