House tells govt to go ahead with the Nijgadh airport plan that the apex court had closed

Kathmandu, May 30

The International Relations Committee in the House of Representatives has directed the government to go ahead with the controversial Nijgadh airport plan.

The directively clearly violates a recent Supreme Court order that had closed the project entirely citing environmental risks.

But, a meeting of the House committee today said the airport was necessary from the perspectives of national interest, security and economic development. Hence, it directed the government to remove legal hurdles and proceed with the plan.

The House panel says the court order to stop the project is not rational as a big amount has already been invested in the Nijgadh airport project.

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