Rs 230 million allocated to transform TIA into ’boutique’ airport

File: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 17

The government has allocated Rs 230 million to transform the country’s single international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, into a ’boutique’ airport.

It has been learned that that the Ministry of Finance allocated the money to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal as per a wish of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

TIA General Manager Raj Kumar Chhetri says various works are underway after the government released the money. He informs that the airport, after its ’boutique’ transformation, will reflect Nepali culture and tradition.

The government was preparing to announce the transformation on the occasion of Nepali New Year in mid April. However, it was halted following the death of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari in a helicopter crash in Taplejung of eastern Nepal around two weeks ago before that.

Now, the government will make the announcement only after the runway maintenance work will be over, according to Chhetri.

Published on May 17th, Friday, 2019 1:49 PM

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