Nepal: development of 3 new airports

Keeping in view the ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ campaign, the Government of Nepal is planning a wide range of tourism promotion and related developmental activities across the country.

Besides, the government is also looking at ways to expedite the reconstruction of quake-hit heritage sites, promotion of religious sites and home stays, among others.

With regard to improving air connectivity for tourists, the government is looking forward for the development of new airports across the country with at least one major airport in each province.

Some of the new airports include: Pokhara regional & international airport with in duration of three years, Nijgadh international airport in Bara and Gautam Buddha Airport in a year, among others.

Besides, the government is keen on enhancement of the existing airports.

To ease the traffic at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the government has already increased the airport’s operational time to 21 hours in a day from May 21, 2018.

The new  Pokhara airport It is likely to be completed by July 2021.

The airport will have separate international and domestic terminals, four boarding rooms and other modern facilities. It can handle medium size jet flights such as Boeing 757 and Airbus 320 on its runway, which would be 2,500 meters long and 45 meters wide.

Source: Nepali Sansar

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