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Minister Adhikari vows to resume Jiri airport’s operation

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CHARIKOT — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari has said he would take steps as part an effort to bring the Jiri airport back into operation.

Minister Adhikari made the remark while on a visit to Jiri, a tourist hotspot on Dolakha on Wednesday. The Minister also inaugurated a school building constructed by a non – governmental organization in Kharidhunga of Dolakha.

Minister Adhikari noted that Jiri remained ‘ a really beautiful and attractive tourist destination’ during an interaction programme held near the runway of the airport.

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Acknowledging that transfer of the Jiri airport’s authority to the agricultural ministry from the civil aviation authority in the past was a blunder, Adhikari made it clear that he will leave no stone unturned to bring back the authority within the jurisdiction of the civil aviation ministry and start internal flights to and from the airport.

He added that Jiri airport would be suitable for tourist flights to Mt Everest and Mt Rolwaling and to ease the air traffic in Kathmandu.

On the occasion, Jiri municipality’s Mayor Tanka Bahadur Jirel apprised the participants of the efforts that were made in the past to resume the airports operation.

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Woman killed in Bajura house collapse

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BAJURA — A woman was killed after a house collapse in Budhiganga Municipality-1 of Bajura district on Friday night.

The house belonging to Nande Pari collapsed due to incessant rain at Makka has last night killing 45-year-old Kala Pari, according to Bajura District Police Office.

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Three other houses have also collapsed at Saudwada of the same ward due to the incessant rain. However, no human casualties have been reported, police said.

Likewise, the torrential rain have damaged several houses and posed the risk of landslides to others, informed police.

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