Gautam Buddha airport likely to be readied in three months
February 21, 2021 05:12 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The construction of the Bhairahawa-based Gautam Buddha International Airport has reached the final phase.
According to the Airport Construction Project, the building of physical infrastructure has been almost completed and the airport is likely to come into operation within the next three months. The project so far reports around 95 percent progress.
Fixing of technical equipment is awaited and it is slightly delayed as technical human resources for the same need to be arrived from abroad. The available technical human resources from home are working efficiently for the project. According to Project Chief Prabesh Adhikari, the import of equipment has almost been completed.
''It will not take more than three months to install the equipment as two tech experts from South Korea have already arrived and two more from the US will be here within a couple of days.' 'Similarly, a tech team of around 15 people is to arrive from India and six will be coming from China to handle the installation of the equipment which are expected to take place in one to one and a half months.
The COVID-19 crisis hampered the project and if there was no crisis, it would have likely come into operation by now. The project has been listed as the government's national pride project. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) had earlier planned to bring it into operation by the beginning of 2021 AD.