TIA to be transformed as boutique airport by October

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), a sole international airport of Nepal will be transformed into a boutique airport by October.

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has team up with the Visit Nepal Year 2020 committee in the aim of upgrading the TIA into a boutique airport.

The government has been working to develop TIA as a boutique airport and also has started installing traditional art works that reflect the cultural heritage of the country as per the demand of passengers.

Mohan Krishna Sapkota, Tourism Secretary stated that TIA will be upgraded where tourists and air passengers will experience Nepali culture.

He also informed that nearly all work has reached in the final phase and the government will announce TIA as boutique airport.

Ministry has allocated NRs 240 Million for the related works, added Sapkota.

According to Raj Kumar Chhetri, General Manager of TIA, “We have completed all the preliminary works and have also called for tenders for installation of canopy on the premises of the airport, to build a garden and a children’s playground and for expansion of the domestic airport.”

GM Chhetri also informed that TIA will give the tenders for the aforementioned works within a month.

Likeiwse, the airport will be registered as a boutique airport in the next six months.

Currently, TIA remains shut for 10 hours per day, as its management embarks on the biggest maintenance work of the runway since its construction in 1975.

TIA sees around 400 flights, including 100 international flights, per day.

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