Construction work of the runway of Pokhara International Airport completes

The construction work of Pokhara Regional International Airport’s runway has been completed.

Sanjeev Gautam, Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) stated that the main part of the construction work of Pokhara International Airport has been done. He said that 2500 meters of the runway has been concreted. Though, in other airport, the runways are blacktopped but here, the runway has been concreted, he added.

It has been claimed that there will be no problem in this runway even after 30 years.

Gautam informed that after the main work was completed, it has been convinced that the national pride project will be completed before deadline.

The construction work of Apron and Taxi way is going on whereas the construction work of main terminal building has been completed by two-thirds.

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Gautam also said that the construction work of other building have reached last stage. Likewise, the major work in the airport has speeded up.

The government had given contract of construction project to the Chinese company CAMC Engineering on 12 of May, 2014. As per the agreement, the CAMCE has taken the contract to construct the airport in the EPC model and was given time up to 2021 July 10 which is now expected to come into operation 6 months prior.

If the construction of the airport completes 6 months prior, the remaining time will be used to develop immigration, custom etc.

Construction of Pokhara International Airport (at Chinnedanda-3 km to the east of Pokhara’s present domestic airport) was inaugurated with placing foundation stone by then Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on April 13, 2016.

If the work is not completed by the actual deadline, the company has to pay compensation.

The construction project of the international airport was started with loan assistance of 22 billion from Exim Bank of China and is projected to complete within 10th July 2021. The project will also receive some grant from Chinese side.

Construction of Pokhara International Airport (at Chinnedanda-3 km to the east of Pokhara’s present domestic airport) was inaugurated with placing foundation stone by then Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on April 13, 2016.

The new airport is intended to provide regional, domestic and international passengers with additional flight services over the current airport to encourage tourism in the Pokhara region, which is one of the popular tourist destinations in Nepal along with to minimize air traffic prevailing at country’s sole international airport Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

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