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.