Government separates budget for airport construction


3rd Aug, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Aug 03: Around 15.3 billion rupees have been separated by the government for the construction of international, regional international and domestic airports. The budget amount has still not been approved by the World Bank. “Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal is going to organize the meeting today for the approval of the budget,” said CAAN spokesperson, Birendra Shrestha.

6.83 billion rupees have been separated for the Gautam Buddha International Airport being constructed in Bhairawa under the heading of South Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development. The government separated 4.16 billion from Nepal’s government budget and 2.67 billion from the charity and loan. 50% of the construction work is already completed and the government have target to operate the airport by 2019.

Likewise, 6.8 billion rupees have been separated for Pokhara Regional Airport. The government has separated 6.3 billion from the government budget and 500 million from loan and donations. Also, 1.43 billion rupees have been separated for Nijgadh International Airport being constructed in Simara, Bara.