The Chief Minister said that the airport would be the basis of prosperity for Pokhara, the capital city of Gandaki state,
Chief Minister of Gandaki State, Prithvi Subba Gurung has said the state government was committed to resolving the problems seen in the construction of the Pokhara Regional International Airport.
The Chief Minister was conducting an on-site inspection of the under-construction airport here today. The Pokhara Regional International Airport is a project of national pride.
On the occasion, he said the construction work continued despite the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Minister Gurung believed that the airport would be the basis of prosperity for Pokhara, the capital city of Gandaki state, once it was completed and brought into operation.
"Although it is difficult to mobilise the means and resources, including human resources, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the problems and obstacles would be addressed through necessary facilitation with the federal government and the local level,” he said.
State government's Minister for Physical Infrastructure Development, Ram Sharan Basnet said that the State government should have representation in the task force formed for the construction of the airport. He stressed identifying the problems and addressing them.
Chief of the airport construction project Binesh Munakarmi informed that 64 per cent of the construction of the airport has been completed so far. He added that there was some delay in installing the equipment and allied works as the human resources required for this have not arrived on time due to the pandemic.
According to him, construction of the terminal building, hangar, runway, parking and approach road and 14 buildings have reached the final stage.
Munakarmi asserted that the construction of the airport would be completed within the deadline. The airport is being constructed at an investment of Rs 22 billion.