Nepal: Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project

The Air Transport Capacity Enhancement Project will promote broad-based economic growth by enhancing safety and capacity at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, and three remote domestic airports – Lukla, Rara, and Simikot. The project will improve overall sector management by implementing a 3-year capacity development program for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval23 Nov 2009
Funding TypeLoan/Grant
CountryNepal
SectorTransport/Air
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$92 million

KEY OUTPUTS

TIA airside and landside infrastructure improved, and air traffic management equipment upgraded

Basic safety infrastructure improved at Lukla, Rara, and Simikot airports

CAAN organizational and management capabilities enhanced

FINANCING

$80 million (Asian Development Bank)

$12 million (Government of Nepal)