Govt allocates 3 billion for Gautam Buddha International Airport

budget fiscal year 2019/20, Gautam Buddha International Airport

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has allocated Rs. 3.34 billion for the Gautam Buddha International Airport with a plan to bring it into operation from the upcoming fiscal year. About 74 percent of the construction works of the airport has already been completed.

The construction of the airport has been given top priority, said Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, presenting the budget estimates for the fiscal year 2019/2020 at the joint session of the federal parliament Wednesday.

Likewise, the under-construction Pokhara regional airport will be getting a budget of Rs. 8 billion.

The target is to complete the airport by 2020. Likewise, the Tribhuvan International Airport will be developed as a boutique airport, with a plan to operate it round-the-clock. Furthermore, other domestic airports will be upgraded to run night flights.

The government also has plans to construct an alternative domestic airport new Kathmandu valley.