62% construction work of Pokhara International Airport gets completed

30th Jul, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, July 30: 62 percent construction work of Pokhara Regional International Airport, a project of national pride, has been completed. Chief of the Pokhara Regional International Airport Project, Vinesh Munkarmi, said that 62 percent of the work of the project under construction, including runway, internal and external terminal building, has been completed so far.

CAMC, a Chinese state-owned contractor, has agreed to complete the construction of the airport on July 10, 2021 and hand it over to the Government of Nepal, with the aim of connecting Pokhara, the capital of tourism, with other cities of the world.

Construction project Chief Vinesh Munakarmi informed that Rs 12 billion has been spent so far. At present, 244 Chinese and 100 Nepalese are working daily at the airport. The project is being carried out with the aim of completing it six months ahead of schedule.

"Due to the lockdown, the necessary construction materials from India and China could not come easily and Nepali workers were not available as per the requirement. The work has been delayed by about 10 percent, but the work did not stop even in the difficult situation of Corona," he said. He said that the work would be completed on time if the required materials were easily available from other checkpoints including air routes.