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Pokhara airport being handed over to Nepal shortly


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2022 Mar 26, 18:34, Pokhara

The Pokhara International Airport built by the Chinese government is being handed over to the Government of Nepal today. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is currently on a visit to Nepal. Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Pradip Adhikari, informed that a key handover of the airport was scheduled to be handed over to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his presence.

 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has come to Pokhara to make necessary arrangements for the handover ceremony.

 The airport will be handed over to Prime Minister Deuba by the Chinese Foreign Minister, after which Minister Ale is scheduled to present a letter of appreciation to the construction company of the Pokhara International Airport.

 According to Vinesh Munkarmi, project chief of Pokhara International Airport, 93 per cent of the work has been completed so far. According to him, the remaining seven per cent of the construction work of the airport includes decoration and finishing work. The construction work of 14 buildings including runway, airport parking, taxi parking, apron, hangar, terminal building and transformer has already been completed.

 According to the Pokhara International Airport, one of the passenger boarding bridges going directly to the ship through the terminal building at Pokhara International Airport has been connected and another is yet to be connected.

 The construction work, which was supposed to be completed on July 10, was postponed for a year due to the pandemic. The airport is targeted to conduct test flights from next April. Boeing 757 and Airbus 320 aircraft can take off and land at this airport.


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