Government gives green light to set up customs office at new Pokhara Airport

A terminal of the Pokhara Regional International Airport customs office
A terminal of the Pokhara Regional International Airport

Kathmandu, January 6

The government has given the green light to set up a customs office at Pokhara Regional International Airport.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel says the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday decided to give prior approval for conducting the organisation and management survey for managing the required human resources for the optimum use of the airport.

Stating that the responsibility of managing the project in an effective manner had fallen on the shoulder of the government, Poudel says he and others in the government would do everything to ensure the nation can benefit from the new airport.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the airport on January 1.

The government constructed the new airport with loan assistance from the Chinese government. The Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu has said the airport support project falls within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

While the new airport is carrying out domestic flights, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal says a possible date to commence international flights has not been confirmed.

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