Kathmandu: China has handed over Pokhara Regional International Airport to Nepal.
Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi handed over a symbolic key of the project to Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Khadka in presence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday.
The airport is being constructed with a concessional loan from China’s Export and Import (EXIM) Bank.
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A total of ninety-three percent of the construction of the Pokhara Regional International Airport has been completed, according to the project officials. The Chinese construction company CAMCE will hand over the infrastructure of the airport to Nepali authorities following the completion of its main construction work and mechanical connection.