Pokhara International Airport Project has decided to acquire more land to expand the airport area while locals are now against it. The airport project is planning to acquire more land for hanger and fuel storage facility stated head of the airport project.
Under direct instruction of Prime Minister KP Oli to construct the airport that can serve for longer periods, the project planned to acquire more area after consulting with the technicians. The team of the project has already surveyed to expand the area of the airport in North-east and South part.
The locals were however agitated after repeated acquisition of land by the project. The locals expressed anger after the project process acquired land for more than 4 times in name of National pride project.
MoCTCA has planned to operate the airport by July 2021 and the project is contracted to Chinese company CAMC.