The new infrastructure will help expand air service, address the problems of aircraft holding, parking and congestion at the airport
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has completed four projects relating to reform of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expansion of runway, construction of parking lot, modern departure hall and arrival hall were completed amidst the pandemic.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai inaugurated four projects on Tuesday. He said continuous monitoring of project, proper direction and managerial facilitation resulted in timely completion of the project. "The completion of the projects are the result of confidence and high morale," he said, adding that the expansion and modernization of TIA would be continued in future too.
According to him, TIA will now return to normal operations in the wake of the government's decision to resume international flights after five days.
The Minister pointed out the need for active cooperation from all sides to ensure regular air service by maintaining adequate safety measures. The new infrastructure will help expand air service. Now, TIA will not suffer problems of planes holding with the new infrastructures, he added.
The departure hall at International Terminal is now more spacious. Similarly, the expanded parking lot will have space to park 24 planes.