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Friday, 5 January 2018

30% Construction of Gautam Buddha Airport is done so far

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha January 5, 2018 :

The Gautam Buddha Airport project is looking at a second deadline extension as work has slowed to a crawl due to a dispute over payments between the contractor and an illegally appointed subcontractor.

The airport in Bhairahawa, the gateway to the pilgrimage destination of Lumbini in south central Nepal, is being upgraded to an international airport.

Om Sharma, chief of the airport project, said that they had not officially extended the project completion deadline, but it is certain to be pushed back to early 2019.

While presenting the budget statement for fiscal 2017-18 to Parliament on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the project would be completed by April 2019, or 10 months behind the first revised schedule.

The airport was originally slated to be ready in December 2017. However, shortages of fuel and building materials due to a months-long Tarai banda in 2015 delayed work by six months and its operation deadline was extended to June 2018.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.