Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) finalized budget for the fiscal year 2075/76 which will aid the continuation of ongoing and new airport and aviation projects around the country. The total budget approved for the new fiscal year is Rs45.17 billion whereas it was Rs36.18 billion for the last year.
The press meet was conducted today at CAAN as a part of interaction program between media personnel and officials. The personnel from various media attended the program and interacted with the officials from CAAN focusing on the major aviation projects, issues and progress.
Spokesperson for CAAN Mr. Birendra Prasad Shrestha presented a detailed report of the achievements obtained on fiscal year 74/75 and also highlighted the projects to be accomplished with the new 75/76 budget approval.
The ongoing international airport projects such as Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), Pokhara Regional International Airport and Second international Airport at Nijgadh will be expedited with the new budget approval.
CAAN will also be coordinating with airline operators of Nepal on resolving the European Union (EU) safety concerns and get rid of blacklist.
Likewise, the major projects to be implemented at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) are the runway extension on RWY 02 side, international terminal building expansion and reconfiguration, sewage treatment system and utility works, rehabilitation of Runway/Taxiway, expansion of international apron, parallel taxiway, construction of new heli apron, vertical expansion at international terminal building, construction of remote parking bays, upgradation of communication, navigation and security equipment.
The government said that the high technology approach will be used to expedite aviation infrastructure with required skilled manpower. The government has made necessary plans to upgrade domestic airport all over the country.