Published On: August 25, 2022 04:30 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
KATHMANDU, August 25: The government has planned to construct three advanced terminal buildings at three domestic airports. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, and Bharatpur airports have been chosen for the terminal building construction within the current fiscal year.
These airports remain as the regional hub airports in the country.
According to CAAN officiating Deputy Director and Spokesperson Jagannath Niraula, CAAN issued a notice on Wednesday to select the contractors for the projects.
Niraula said that terminal buildings in the airports date back to over 50 years. Likewise, the movement of passengers has increased. The projects will be implemented under a three-year program. The new structures will have conveyor belts.
According to CAAN, there are a total of 53 airports including these three in the nation and of them, 33 are in operation while 20 are yet to be brought into operation.
Likewise, the number of airports with blacktopped runways is 40.
Of the three international airports in the country- Tribhuvan International Airport and the Gautam Buddha International Airport are operational while the Pokhara International Airport will come into operation from January 1, 2023.
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