New Domestic airport at Dhulikel says Minister Baskota

Honorable minister Gokul Prasad Baskota, Minister of Communication and Information Technology stated that alternate airport will be constructed at Dhulikhel if Banepa is not suitable among the possibility study places of Kavrepalanchok.

Speaking on the interaction program organized by Kavrepalanchok Industry Commerce Association, Minister Baskota said that the government is trying best to construct a domestic airport at Kavrepalanchok.

The alternate airport will be constructed at Dhulikhel if Nagidanda is not appropriate and we are have been monitoring in this issues, said Minister Baskota.

He also informed that a Chinese company has shown interest in building an internal airport in Kavrepalanchok.

“We are talking with Chinese investor about constructing domestic airport aiming to decrease air traffic at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and also about what kinds of the airport to be built,” he said.

The land of Nagidadha at Banepa and Deviestan at Dhulikhel and Thulochaur of Chisapani were inspected for the construction of domestic airport last year.

Minister Baskota said that there is a need for development and the government is ready for that.


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