KATHMANDU, Sept 18: An expert group formed by the government regarding the construction of an international airport has handed over the study report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, August 15: A panel formed by the government is starting a new feasibility study of the Nijgadh International Airport (NIA) construction from Wednesday. This comes after the Supreme Court (SC) verdict paved a way for the authorities to proceed in a new alignment.

KATHMANDU, July 2: A team including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reached Bara to inspect the Nijgadh International Airport that is currently under construction.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The Supreme Court has made public the full text of the verdict it had announced earlier over a case involving the proposed construction of Nijgadh International Airport on Wednesday.

On the one hand, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Nijgadh International Airport has not been prepared while on the other its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report is ready. Why and how was the EIA of a project possible without a DPR?

KATHMANDU, June 4: Demonstrations have been organized in Kathmandu in support of the Supreme Court's order not to proceed with the work of constructing the Nijgadh International Airport.

KATHMANDU, June 3: A group of citizens have seriously objected to the criticisms and comments made at the political level against the Supreme Court’s full-bench decision of May 26 that annulled the government decision to build an international airport in Bara’s Nijgadh.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has said that there is no alternative to the Nijgadh International Airport in Bara as the capacity of the only international airport in the country – the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) – is sure to get saturated in the near future.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has directed the government agencies concerned to complete the tree counting process in the proposed site of Nijgadh International Airport by mid-December this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The decision to shortlist  Switzerland’s Zurich Airport International AG alone for developing and operating Nijgadh International Airport is found be have been taken under the influence of the Yeti Group.

In 2020, two national pride projects – Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project and Gautam Buddha International Airport project – are set to be completed. The construction of some other promising projects will kick-off. Authorities will have to expedite works for some projects amid their looming deadlines. Even the current pace of the progress of few development projects will bring them closer toward the completion. Here are 20 development projects that will be watched closely in the year 2020.​

Rumor and reality

December 12, 2019 09:50 am

Many people have misconception that deforestation will begin right after the Ministry approves the proposal for airport construction. It does not work that way

‘No alternative to Nijgadh Airport’

December 8, 2019 07:53 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: A day after the Supreme Court directed the authorities concerned of the government to put on hold the construction of the proposed Nijgadh International Airport until the final verdict, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has said that he is ready to explain to the apex court why there is no alternative to constructing the proposed international airport in Nijgadh.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) on Monday shortlisted Zurich Airport International AG for the construction of the Nijgadh International Airport Project.

KATHMANDU, June 29: National Concerns and Coordination Committee (NCCC) under National Assembly on Friday directed the government to decide at the earliest the construction modality for the Nijgadh International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari has said that all paperwork and other preliminary works for Nijgadh International Airport (NIA) will be completed within three months, and the construction will commence immediately afterwards.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A sub-committee formed by the National Concern and Coordination Committee of National Assembly has concluded that the number of trees to be cut down for the proposed Nijgadh International Airport will be lower than what has been reported in media.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has clarified that there was no misunderstanding between his Ministry and Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation regarding the construction of International Airport at Nijgadh of Bara district.