KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The construction of four projects of Tribhuvan International Airport deemed important has been completed even in the face of COVID-19 epidemic.
The construction of an international aircraft parking spot, international departure hall, international ‘arrival covered walkway’ and expansion of a 300-meter runway as a part of the capacity expansion plan has been completed. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai inaugurated all four projects amid a program on Tuesday.
Addressing the function, Minister Bhattarai said the expansion of such important physical infrastructure of the airport has been completed on time even during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of continuous monitoring, direction and facilitation of managerial work of the project.
“The result of all four projects has come to fruition after continuous efforts with self-confidence even during COVID-19 pandemic. The capacity expansion work of the airport as well as modernization services will be continued in the coming days as well,” he said.
Minister Bhattarai said that the airport will now gradually return to its old form as the recent cabinet meeting has decided to increase the number of international flights and also operate domestic flights from September 21.
Bhattarai said the new structures added at the airport will help in the capacity expansion as well as modernization of services, safe and reliable flights. He said that the expansion of the structure of the airport would reduce congestion in the airport and also the chances of the airplanes being held in the sky for long.