BAGLUNG, May 24: The two big projects that are in the final stage of the construction in Baglung district have come to a halt. Blacktopping has been put on hold in Balewa Airport and road up to Baglung Bus Park.
Although other construction works in the district are continuing, the much-awaited two mega projects have made no headway now. The construction of the runway of Balewa Airport and modern Baglung Bus Park has been put on hold although the blacktopping was planned to take place last month.
The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (DCCMC) has issued a directive to continue the construction works by following safety protocol but lack of construction materials and price hike in other necessary equipment and materials due to lockdown has caused the planned works to be put on hold.
Locals said adjournment of the construction of two mega projects of the district at the final moment was disappointing. Basu Thapa, a representative of Kasthamandap Construction Service, which was awarded contract for blacktopping of the airport, said the delay in the installation of the asphalt plant had put the blacktopping on hold.