The dream of an international airport at Kushinagar has always haunted me. It is a dream I share with the District Magistrate of Kushinagar. Because, in the heart of our hearts both of us know that the fortune of this district will change forever the moment the first international flight touches the runway here.
The grants for the international airport have been disbursed and construction of the airport is underway. The boundary wall, the runway, the airport traffic control tower and the terminal should be operational by June 2018.
Once this happens, Kushinagar will become a hub for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. As a result, employment generation and business opportunities will multiply in Kushinagar. It will generate more business opportunities across the board—from smalltime street vendors to five - star hoteliers and multi - specialty hospital tycoons.
This will automatically result in a big boost to the economy of this district and change the face of the district forever.
To me and District Magistrate, this is a vision as well as a mission and we are working hard to make this dream come true.