BRUSSELS – Brussels airport says it won’t reopen today and it could be months before it is completely operational after a week ago’s terrorist assaults.
Many airport staff came back to work on Tuesday to test whether partial operations could resume.But the scale of the damage along with new security measures demanded by authorities has delaying the reopening, according to reports.
Airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen said authorities were still reviewing the results of the practice run.
Enhanced screening measures are being introduced ahead of the departure area after two bombs were set off near check-in desks a week ago.
When the green light is given for the airport to reopen, it will initially operate at about one fifth of its previous capacity.
Airport chief executive Arnaud Feist has warned it could take months for Zaventem to be fully operational again.
The airport has been closed since twin bombings wrecked the departure hall on March 22, in coordinated suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group and which also hit Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.