Dhangadhi Airport located in western Nepal has closed for next one month from today.
Tej Bahadur Budathapa, chief of airport stated that the airport has shut down all operations from today till June 4 (Jestha 21) following the blacktopping project of the runway.
The runway of Dhangadhi Airport is the second biggest runway after the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
The runway and parking area of Dhangadi airport will be expanded whereas the contractor company has already commenced the construction work.
Generally, the runway overlay work should be done in every 10 years periods. However, Dhangadi airport is about to overlay the runway after nearly 14 years.
Nearly 220 Million of investment, the airport will upgrade the runway, parking area, said chief Budathapa.
This project is awarded to Lumbini, Koshi, and Neupane. Khadka, Koirala JB Kathmandu in 170 Million.
According to CAAN, the runway of 60m wide and 1800 m long will be blacktopped.
The runway will expand 2-2 meters in each side and 60m wide and 1800 m long will be blacktopped.
Currently, the parking area can only accommodate 3 aircraft. The parking bay will also be expanded and 4 aircraft can be parked at once after the upgrade. Fire vehicle facilities will be added.