Prime Minister KP Oli has inspected the under construction Pokhara Regional International Airport. Prime Minister Oli on his presence on 19th Annual General Assembly of Pokhara University, visited the construction site and has taken information about the construction progress of the Airport.
Binesh Munkarmi, chief of the project informed PM Oli about the construction work which is being expedited. Honorable PM KP Oli said, ”I would like to thank the supporters from the neighboring countries, China and India, for contributing in construction work of Pokhara International Airport. I am pleased to know that the construction work is going on with intensity.”
During the inspection, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari and Chief Minister of Gandaki state, Prithivi Subba Gurung were present. The construction work of the airport has been carried out with the aim of completing it on July 10, 2021.
The airport is listed as one of the national pride projects which is being constructed in 3700 ropani land. The runway of the airport will be 2500 meters long and 60 meters width.
The construction project of the international airport was started with loan assistance of 22 billion from Exim Bank of China and Chinese company CAMC engineering was awarded for the contract of construction work.
More than 2 dozen heavy equipment have already been imported for more than 170 workers. Similarly, 20 Dozers and 20 excavators are being deployed in construction project.
In the group of 50 technical groups, 20 Nepalese including 30 Chinese are intensifying the construction of the airport. Currently, 36 tippers, drill machines and other items have been imported from China.