Kathmandu, December 7, 2015: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Prasad Pokharel, has said that air service was the most essential for Nepal due to its landlocked situatedness.
At a programme organised by the Civil Aviation Authority Nepal on the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day here today, Minister Pokharel pointed out the need of extending air services in the country.
He said, “The country has the single international airport. Transport will be smoother if airport of the international standard in Nijgadh, Pokhara and Lumbini were operated.”
The Tourism Minister expressed the belief that nationality and sovereignty would also be strengthened if there would be maximum air services in the landlocked country.
Also Chairperson of the CIAA, Minister Pokharel said that it was necessary to construct airports in all 75 districts to make supply management smoother by enhancing quality of aircrafts.