Friday, 7 June 2019

Gautam Buddha International Airport to compete this year

Posted by Anup Baral | June 07, 2019 :

Officials of the under construction Gautam Buddha International Airport, Nepal’s second international airport, in Bhairahawa of Rupandehi district have said that the airport will be ready for test flights before October this year.

However, they inform that the commercial operation can begin only after around one year.

Chief Engineer of the project, Prabesh Adikari, inform that most structures of the airport have been constructed by now; and everything will be finalised in next four months.

The project has set a target to conduct the test flight by September.

“Our objective is to begin its operation within 2020 as Nepal is marking the Visit Nepal Year that year,” Adhikari says, “In fact, we are trying to complete the construction works before that; but it seems unlikely.”

Then prime minister Sushil Koirala had laid foundation stone for the project around four years ago. The government had set the deadline of December 2017 for the project then.

By now, the deadline has been revised twice citing various obstructions including political protests, border blockade and shortage of construction materials.

The Asian Development Bank is assisting the government for the project.

A domestic airport is in operation there for past 61 years.

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.