Nepal Civil Aviation Authority has selected a company to construct the master plan of Nijgadh International Airport. NEA issued a letter of intent on Friday stating that the master plan of Nijgadh Airport and the construction of a parallel taxiway at Bhairahawa Airport have been finalized by the consultant.
According to NEA, CG Infrata-BDA has been given the responsibility of preparing the updated master plan of Nijgadh International Airport. A dozen companies were interested in the letter of intent requested by NEA for the purpose of formulating the master plan. Out of that, six companies were shortlisted.
NEA had sought detailed proposals from six companies. In that process, proposals were received from three companies. CG Infra-BDA was selected as the lowest bidder among the detailed proposals submitted.
According to NEA, the company has been entrusted with the task of constructing the master plan at a cost of Rs 298.9 million. Earlier, the Ministry of Tourism had instructed the NEA to expedite the selection of a company to formulate a master plan to speed up the construction of Nijgadh International Airport.
Meanwhile, NEA on Friday selected a consultant for the design and supervision required to make the runway of Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa a parallel taxiway.
Minhart Limited of Singapore has been entrusted to provide consulting services for a total of Rs. 244 million. In coordination with Nepali Company Card Consult and Nepal Consult, this company will provide consultancy services in the construction of a taxiway at Gautam Buddha Airport.
A parallel taxiway will be constructed at Gautam Buddha Airport, which is in the final stage of construction, by reconstructing the runway currently used for domestic flights. Ships will take off and land from the new runway.