Aircraft Museum in Nepalgunj formally comes into operation


January 15, 2022


Aircraft Museum in Nepalgunj formally comes into operation

Nepalgunj Aviation Museum. (File photo)

NEPALGUNJ: The Aircraft Museum at Besalpur in Nepalgunj, Banke district has formally come into operation from Saturday.

According to Captain Bed Uprety, chief of the Bed Uprety Trust, the Aircraft Museum has been relocated to Nepalgunj from Dhangadi, the provincial capital of Sudurpaschim Province, on coordinated efforts of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City and the people’s representatives in the Sub-Metropolis.

The relocated museum is stretched over around 7 kattha land.

Captain Upreti expects the newly opened museum to function as a research center for the young aspirants willing to make their career in the aviation sector.

The museum in Dhangadi, established around a decade ago, had an old and grounded aircraft belonging to Cosmic Air Fokker-100.

It was established at the cost of over Rs 15 million.  Captain Upreti informed that additional Rs 3 million has been invested to relocate the museum to Nepalgunj with the same aircraft.

The Aircraft Museum in Nepalgunj has been leased out for a decade. It will have a children park within the premises. Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis-12 ward chair Buddisagar Subedi said that the museum was brought to Nepalgunj from Dhangadi to add a new destination for the domestic tourists. The new destination is believed to generate jobs for many locals here, he said.