KATHMANDU, June 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale today said that the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) would be made a model airport in terms of cleanliness.
He said this while handing certificates to the participants of a two-week international-standard sanitation training. One hundred and fifty-two cleaning staff including the employees from the private sector and working at the TIA attended the training.
"We have put an end to the situation of tourists arriving at the airport to cover their noses. It is the responsibility of the cleaning staff to keep the airport neat and clean. I urge you to make the maximum use of the skills and knowledge learnt in the course of the training. I will support you in this," he said, stressing the need for keeping the airport clean to enhance the nation's dignity.
The Civil Aviation Minister also claimed that many good works have been done regarding beautifying the airport under his directives.
In this connection, he referred to the laying of foundation for construction of a terminal building, operation of baggage belts and construction of water fountains.
Certificates were given away to 70 participants of the first phase training today. The next phase of the training will start from Thursday.
International trainer Khem Sharma is imparting the training under Khem's Cleaning Company.