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Kathmandu: from February start the works for the runway

Airport will remain closed 10 hours a day for six months

The only international airport in Nepal -the Tribhuvan at Kathamndu- will be closed 10 hours a day for four months starting from mid-February 2019 in order to allow the complete overhaul of the runway. Work defined as necessary and urgent by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, since following the earthquake of 2015, the asphalt pours in almost critical conditions, with many cracks and depressions.

It is still not considered a dangerous situation for flight safety, but for the Nepalese government -as reported by local sources- it is considered primary to carry out these works, firstly because every 10 years according to international standards the asphalt surface of the airports should be redone, and secondly to avoid creating inconveniences to over 400 daily flights at the capital's airport. Estimated works in 100 million Nepalese rupees (about 800 thousand euros) that will serve both to redo the main runway and -later- to restore a taxiway.

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