Tourism Minister examines Pokhara International Airport construction

Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister (MoCTCA) Rabindra Adhikari has examined the progress of Pokhara International Airport construction. Minister Adhikari visited site on Monday morning and met Chinese company CAMC which has been working on construction project of Pokhara International Airport.

Minister Adhikari met the Chinese officials and took information of progress report and instructed to work smoothly and to help completion of the project on time.

Project head stated that around 20 percent of work has already been completed and explained about difficulties faced due to shortage of necessary materials like cement and other.

Minister Adhikari directed to work without wasting a day and also stated to help in any possible way to complete the National Pride Project. He also instructed city police officials to inspect over the project continuously.

The construction work of the runway is being carried out in the aim of completing the work in 2019. Likewise the terminal building at 1400 meter squares will be constructed by July 2020. The runway of Pokhara International Airport will be 2500 meters long and 45 meters wide. International, national terminal building, 4 boarding room, taxiway and all infrastructures will be built.

The flight operation will be conducted from Pokhara to Beijing, Azerbaijan, Singapore and Doha. The design and construction work of 15 essentials structure including quarantine has proceeded ahead.

The construction project of the international airport was started with loan assistance of NRs. 22 Billion from Exim Bank of China and Chinese company CAMC engineering was awarded for the contract of construction work.

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