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Gautam Buddha International Airport to operate from May 6!

15 December 2019  

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KATHMANDU: The much-talked Gautam Buddha International Airport will come into operation from May 6 coinciding with Buddha Purnima, the day to commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha.

The second international airport in Nepal has been named after Lord Buddha.

The airport construction project said the airport will come into operation from the day, media reports said on Sunday.

However, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) needs to make a formal decision on the operation of the airport which is currently under construction.

Some 85 percent of the works have been so far completed.

The airport is capable of welcoming Boeing 777 and aircraft of Airbus 330 series and if everything goes well, Boeing 777 jet aircraft and Airbus planes can easily operate from here, creating history in Nepal’s aviation sector.

Over 270 workers are working daily in two shifts to complete their physical works within the next one month. It is located in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi at an altitude of 105 meters above mean sea level.

ADB provided loans and grants for the project following the government’s active role and request. ADB has provided a 40.5 loan and 18 percent grant while OFID has contributed 30.5 percent and the government the rest of the cost of the project.

Publish Date : 15 December 2019 08:30 AM

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