Pokhara Int’l Airport project to expedite with arrival of equipment

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Equipment for Pokhara regional international airport project have started arriving from Chinese border of Rasuwagadhi. 26 tippers and 2 water tankers have reached at the border, 14 tippers have crossed the Chinese border and have reached Ghattekhola of Rasuwa while rest of the tippers and tankers are in process to arrive soon stated custom representative of Chinese company CAMC engineering Dorje Tamang.

Along with them, other 40 vehicles have also arrived at Kerung border said Tamang and the process to bring them to Nepal has also begun. Chinese investor Exim bank have granted loan for initiating the constriction work and the airport project is due to be completed in July 2021. Total of 8% of work has already been completed said the airport project Chief Binesh Munkarmi.

The project enlisted as National Pride Project by the government was initiated couple of years back by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and Chinese company China CAMC engineering in EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) model in 4D model as per ICAOs criteria.

Lately, there was news about the airport being incompatible to be operated from the area but News on Pokhara Int’l Airport being ineligible for operation is delusive said CAAN.

The construction of the airport has now paced up and every stakeholder now believes that the work will be completed in given time. Construction of Pokhara Regional International Airport has been believed to be important for the overall state No. 4 and national prosperity with Pokhara.

CAAN said that the regional international airport which is the dream of Pokhrelis for the past 40 years has been proposed for the further development and enhancement of the tourism fanatic place. The government keeping the concern of increasing air traffic at Kathmandu started the construction of Pokhara Regional International Airport under Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) model.

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