In the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak, four major projects were constructed on Tribhuvan International Airport projects. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai officially inaugurated all International Airport projects.
The country’s only international airport infrastructure expansion program, 300-meter runway extension, international aircraft parking lot, state-of-the-art international arrival hall (sterile hall gate lounge), and international arrivals ‘covered walkway’ and covered hall were installed.
On the event, Minister Bhattarai also said the extension of the airport’s essential infrastructure facilities was accomplished, however, during the COVID epidemic resulting from constant supervision, guidance, and participation of project managerial activity.
“All framework sets have materialized following attempts to proceed with self-confidence and self-confidence at the outbreak’s threat. Airport capacity extension work, as well as facility improvement, will be pursued shortly as well,” said the Minister for Tourism.
Therefore, he further said the airport would eventually return towards its former routine as the recent cabinet meeting agreed to raise the number of international flights and conduct domestic flights.
He emphasized the need for active cooperation from all to ensure secure air travel by compliance with government-issued health safety standards and remaining protected from the Covid pandemic.
Minister Bhattarai conveyed hope to incorporate the new structure at the airport, assisting with capacity expansion and perhaps even service modernization, convenient and effective flights. He also said the airport’s expansion plan would alleviate the airport’s traffic jams and minimize the aircraft’s probability of being stuck in the air. Minister Bhattarai said the airport’s excellently-equipped physical infrastructure and state-of-the-art modern arrival hall would draw both Nepalis and foreigners and provide insights into developed countries.
Progress on the airport’s current structure and other facility expansion activities expected to begin shortly. Minister Bhattarai also told that the construction of the parallel taxiway, the parking lot for small and large aircraft on the northern side of the runway, the development of new terminals on domestic and international sides, the extension of operation, and other works would gradually be complete.