PM praises progress in Gautam Buddha airport

Published On: March 23, 2019 08:13 AM NPT By: MOHAMMAD HABIB

BHAIRAHAWA, March 23: Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday inspected the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.

Impressed with the progress of the national pride project, Prime Minister Oli urged the contractors and workers to maintain the pace so that the project is completed soon. While briefing the prime minister on the project, Sanjeev Gautam, director general (DG) of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said 68 percent work has been completed and everything is going on as per the schedule and the airport will be ready within 2019.

He also claimed that the airport will be better-equipped than the Tribhuvan International Airport. 
“If there is no obstruction then the project will be complete even before the deadline,” said Gautam. Currently, the main runway of the airport along with the taxiway are being blacktopped for the third time. The runway is 3,000 meters long and 45 meters wide while the taxiway is 1,900 meters long and 23 meters wide.

Work on the terminal building, administrative building, control tower, water tank, and electrical substation among others is in the final stage, according to Gautam. 

Meanwhile, the airport has started the process for importing air traffic control equipment.

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