Nepalayatimes/ Sagarmatha Airport Construction to commence soon
The proposed site for the construction of Sagarmatha Airport at Jogidaha of Udayapur was complete observed today.
Jagadish Kusait, Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment of Province 1 stated that the construction work will be initiated very soon. And he announced the plan for constructing proposed Sagarmatha Airport will be completed in three years.
Kusait said the federal & provincial government is going to work on allocating budget for the construction project as he has received word from Prime Minister for budget and after allocating budget, the construction work will start shortly.
Minister said that from locals to PA members agree that the province require an airport for many purposes and there will not be any problem for construction. Himal Karki, Udayapur Constituency 1 Provincial Assembly member stated that though the project was planned long ago, it was delayed as there was no understanding from Forest office side.
Previously, the construction work at the initial stage was clogged as locals protested against the construction of the airport by cutting down trees from the local community forest. After the protest, Triyuga Municipality mulled to use the wasted lands along Triyuga and Luhale rivers for the proposed Sagarmatha Airport.
Mayor of Triyuga Municipality, Baldev Chaudhary stated that the municipality was making an arrangement to submit a proposal the government to construct the airport on the wasted lands of riverbank.