Agreement reached to reopen Mahendranagar Airport

Published On: February 16, 2021 04:53 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Mahendranagar Airport in Kanchanpur which has remained closed for long is to be re-opened. All three tiers of the government have agreed to work on the extension and capacity enhancement project in regard with the airport. 

The federal, province and local governments have signed an agreement for partnering on the project.  The agreement was signed on Monday at Singha Durbar in the presence of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Bhanubhakta Dhakal. 

Far West Province Assembly member Prakash Rawal, Bhimdutta Municipality Mayor Surendra Bista and Dodhara Chandani Municipality representative (ward chair) Gyanendra Bahek were present on the occasion. 

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Director General Rajan Pokhrel, Far West Province industry, tourist, forest and environment ministry's secretary Yagyanath Dahal, Bhimduta municipality chief administrative officer Pushkar Prasad Bhatta and Dodhara Chandani municipality's chief administrative officer Ganesh Dutta Mishra signed and exchanged the agreement papers. 

According to CAAN Director General Pokhrel, the airport established in 1963 AD under the then Aviation Department was closed after the long operation.  The airport's route was from Mahendranagar to Nepalgun and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.


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