Rupandehi (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has said that they are preparing to make a ‘calibration flight’ from Gautam Buddha International Airport located in Bhairahawa.
After inspecting the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa this afternoon, he said, The technician said that the flight commencement is not possible during this foggy weather.
Minister Ale also instructed the officials of the ministry, CAAN and projects and team members to work hard day and night till the airport is ready for calibration flight.
Chairman of the Accounts Committee Bharat Kumar Shah and MP Pramod Kumar Yadav urged to prepare the flight by checking the equipment quickly.
Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Maheshwor Neupane, said that the AeroThai team would return only after work, after which the test flight would be conducted by 330 of Nepal Airlines.
At least 5 km visibility is required to conduct calibration flight. The aircraft is scheduled to land in Bhairahawa on February 21.
So far, Rs 7.5 billion has been invested in the construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa.