Government plans to move ahead with the construction of Nijgadh Airport by making a master plan

16th Oct, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The government is going to move ahead with the construction process of Nijgadh International Airport by making a master plan. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has reached the final stage of the company selection process to prepare a master plan with the aim of long-term development of the airport area to be constructed in Nijgadh, Bara.

The master plan, estimated to cost Rs. 400 million, is targeted to be prepared in one year. Out of the 13 companies participating in the tender for the master plan, three companies have been selected in the final stage. According to Pradip Adhikari, Director of the Directorate under CAAN's project of national pride, one company will get selected among those three companies.

CAAN had held a global tender for 45 days, demanding a letter of intent for the construction of the master plan. Six of the 13 companies that applied for the tender were shortlisted. He also mentioned that the issue of cutting down trees at the construction site is now before the Supreme Court, and so far, 57,350 trees and poles on 1,900 hectares of land at the airport have been counted.