Pressure group for Pokhara int'l airport turns down ministry's talks offer
The pressure group of Pokhara locals that has been carrying out protests demanding start of construction works at the regional international airport in Pokhara has refused to sit for talks with the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
A meeting of the 'Pokhara international airport c
oncern group' Saturday decided not to sit for another round of talks as Tourism and Civil Avaition Minister Post Bahadur Bogati failed to fulfill his pledge to take a concrete steps towards the start of construction works within 15 days.
They pressure group also called for initiation from the prime minister, saying that it was not convinced of the decision-making capacity of the tourism minister.
The group had carried out a series of protests in Pokhara and Kathmandu demanding that the government immediately start the construction of the international airport. nepalnews.com