Construction of Pokhra International Airport in Kaski district of central Nepal, being developed with Chinese assistance, began formally on 02 Aug 17. Culture, Tourism and Civilian Aviation Minister Jitendra Narayan Dev, laid the foundation of the airport located at the country’s premier tourist city Pokhra. This is one of the three new international airports planned in the Himalayan country. The project is scheduled to be completed by 10 Jul 2021 as per the contract signed between the project office and Chinese contractor China CAMC Engineering Co. Ltd. The contractor has already started constructing offices and residential buildings for project staffers.