Pokhara International Airport of Nepal Financed by China Eximbank Completed


The completion ceremony of the Pokhara International Airport in Nepal, financed by China Eximbank, was held recently. China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Nepalese Prime Minister Deuba and Foreign Minister Khadka attended the ceremony via video link.

At the ceremony, State Councilor Wang Yi handed over the golden key symbolizing the completion of the project to Foreign Minister Khadka. At the project site, Bahadur Ale, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, issued the certificate of completion to the representative of the Chinese company implementing the project and then delivered a speech, in which he expressed appreciation to the Chinese government and China Eximbank for their support, and spoke highly of the Chinese company’s performance. He highlighted that the timely completion and operation of the airport would help connect Pokhara with more countries and regions, promote the development of tourism and civil aviation industry, and create more jobs for the local people.

Located in Pokhara, the most famous tourist city of Nepal, the project aims to build a new modern international airport conforming to the 4D standard of ICAO. It has been a dream of the people in Pokhara to have an international airport for over 40 years, so the Nepalese government referred to the airport as the project of national honor.

Once put into operation, the airport can handle the taking-off and landing of Airbus 320, Boeing 757 and other jet models, and direct flights will be realized between Pokhara and Chengdu, Kunming,  Guangzhou and other Chinese cities. It will become a landmark project of trans-Himalayan multi-dimensional connectivity network developed by China and Nepal.