PM commits for smooth operation of Meghauli Airport

11th Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

BHARATPUR, Jan 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said he would take the initiative to ensure regular and smooth operation of Meghauli Airport, Chitwan.

[caption id="attachment_2832" align="alignleft" width="300"]Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, (L) sits on a chair upon his arrival to administers the oath of office at the presidential building "Shital Niwas" in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar  Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar[/caption]

Inaugurating Meghauli Small Urban Drinking Water Sanitation Project in Chitwan, Dahal said that he would take the initiative to ensure smooth operation of the airport at the earliest. He expressed confidence that smooth operation of the airport with regular flights would contribute to the development of tourism.

Meghauli airport, constructed for tourists visiting Chitwan National Park, is not operating onn regular basis. Along with the commitment to improve the airport he ensured to do everything possible for upgrade of the Narayangadh-Meghauli-Golaghat road section.

“The residents who are affected by wild animal will get relief with reasonable compensation from government,” he ensured.

The drinking water project was constructed at a cost of over Rs 170 million. With the capacity of supplying .1 million liter water on a daily basis, as many as 1,765 households will benefit from the project.