The Himalayan

An expert committee formed by the government regarding the construction of Nijgadh International Airport has handed over its study report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

The report concluded that NIA with full capacity to control growing air traffic congestion was necessary for Nepal's futuristic development and economic prosperity.

As per the report, a suitable location for NIA is an area of about 4,000 hectares between the Pasaha River and the Bakia River, which is connected to the Kathmandu-Tarai Expressway (Fast Track) and the East- West Highway.

The report mentions that the construction of the airport should commence only after completing legal procedures and obtaining necessary approvals in order to prepare an Environmental Management Plan to monitor possible adverse impact on the environment.

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