October 6, 2020
The Nepal government is preparing to upgrade Biratnagar domestic airport to international standard. As per the government polity, it is going to be successful with cooperation among the local, provincial and federal governments. To execute the plan province 1, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) and Biratnagar Metropolitan has signed a memorandum of understanding. This plan also helps to upgrade the tourism industry one more step.
As per the agreement, Biratnagar airport will be upgraded to the level of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA). At the same time, MoCTCA has also announced that regional flights will be operated from this airport. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), on behalf of the federal government, will invest 50 per cent of the total investment for airport expansion and upgrade.
The agreement was signed by Rajan Pokhrel, director general of CAAN, and Meghnath Kafle, secretary of Provincial Ministry of Industry, Forest and Environment. CAAN has also signed an agreement with Indra Mani Pokhrel, administration chief of Biratnagar metropolitan office in the presence of Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai and Sherdhan Rai, chief minister of Province 1.
The Ministry for Cultural, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Nepal has been working in its high speed as the minister has declared to go on infrastructural development of tourism in this decade. To make the plan successful Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is also working actively by launching various campaign, events and plans.