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Nepal Phase I:Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation Project for the Tribhuvan International Airport

Located in the center of the capital-Katmandu, the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) of Nepal lies in the central part of a bowl-shaped valley with an altitude of approximately 1400m in Katmandu and is about six kilometer away from the city center. TIA is the only international airport in Nepal.

TIA has been put into operation since 1949. It is the main gateway for tourists to Nepal and also the main base for domestic civil aviation. The airport owns a runway (3050m x 60m); one bituminous concrete parallel taxiway (1950m x 23m) with five taxiway exits (namely A, B, C, D and E). The denomination of the runway mentioned above is 02-20.

So far, the runway has been updated for three times in its history, with the latest updating in 1995. The air traffic operation of TIA added international flights which are able to handle 3,511,314 passengers’ movement and provided 68,536 domestic flights which are able to handle 1,450,558 passengers’ movement.

Generally speaking, the airports receives over 262 flights during 6:00 am to 2:00 at midnight per day, 75 of which are international ones.

Till now, the durable year, the operating frequency of the pavement as well as the take-off weight have gone beyond the preliminary design standards and the road condition is in a poor status.

At the same time, the pavement is not enough to carry the wide-bodied aircraft due to the aging asphalt base of the runway; the damage of asphalt pavement is quickly and obviously reflected on the upper surface, resulting in cracks and other surface damage. The emergence of these problems continuously endangers the safe operation of the airport.

For this purpose, AVIC-ENG Airport Engineering Co., Ltd signed a non-suspending construction contract with Nepal which aims at solving the following problems: indentation of the runway and the taxiway; bumps and hollows of the parallel taxiway; surface cracking (longitudinal/large) of the runway and the taxiway.

The contract concentrates on repairing works as well as the milling works which haven’t been implemented during the improvement project for the pavement. What’s more, it also focuses on problems such as poor quality, friction and other problems.

In the future, a brand new runway and taxiway pavement which meet the needs of large wide-bodied aircrafts for taking off and landing as well as the daily ultra-high volume of taking off and landing operations will be presented to the world.

"New project, new start”-- warmly celebrate the smooth start of the runway and taxiway reconstruction project of the TIA in Nepal

Located in the center of the capital-Katmandu, the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) of Nepal lies in the central part of a bowl-shaped valley with an altitude of approximately 1400m in Katmandu and is about six kilometer away from the city center. TIA is the only international airport in Nepal.

On the morning of April 3rd, 2019, the commencement ceremony with local characteristics was held to celebrate the start of the runway and taxiway reconstruction and upgrading project of the TIA which is to be contracted by AVIC-KDN Airport Engineering Co., Ltd.

Mr. Dhan bahadur Buddha, the State Minister of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Transportation and Tourism of Nepal; Mr. Zhang Fan, the counselor of the Chinese embassy in Nepal; Mr. Cheng Jun, the President of ACIV-KDN; Mr. Chen Tianzhi, the Vice President of AVIC-KDN and Mr. Huang Canhua, the chief engineer etc. were present at the commencement ceremony.

The opening ceremony site

Statement by Mr. Dhan Bahadur Buddha, Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Transport and Tourism of Nepal

Mr. Cheng Jun, the President of ACIV-KDN (first from left); Mr. Chen Tianzhi, the Vice President of AVIC-KDN (third from left) attended the ceremony

The TIA was put into use in 1949 and it possesses one runway, one bituminous concrete parallel taxiway and five taxiway exits. The airport serves as the main access for the visitors to Nepal and the main base for the domestic civil aviation. Besides, it’s also the sole airport in Nepal which is equipped with the runway for the take-off and landing of the international flights and is able to handle the operation of medium and large-size passenger aircraft. In recent years, due to the service life of the pavement, frequency of take-off and landing and the take-off weight and due to the poor road conditions such as cracks and swelling, the airport has been unable to meet the needs of increasing air services.

In this case, AVIC-KDN Airport Engineering Co., Ltd signed the non-suspension construction contract with the Nepal party by taking advantage of its professional non-suspension construction technologies.

The reconstruction and upgrading activities are carried out on a daily basis during 22:00-08:00 next day when the airport is shut down.

Group photo among Mr. Chen Tianzhi, the Vice President of AVIC-KDN and the foreign workers


Mixing Plant


In the future, a brand-new runway and taxiway pavement will be presented to the world, and the airport will be able to satisfy the airport business needs of large wide-bodied aircrafts for taking off and landing as well as the daily ultra-high volume of taking off and landing operations.

The Minister of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Mr. Sanjeev and his delegation visited the runway and taxiway rehabilitation project of the Tribhuvan International Airport

At about 10:00 PM local time on April 23rd , 2019, the Minister of CAAN Mr. Sanjeev, together with his delegation, visited the runway and taxiway rehabilitation project at the Tribhuvan International Airport situated in Katmandu. More than 20 people from the local media including ekantipur news, online khabar and aarathik news etc. participated into the interview. The Project Director Mr. Babu Ram, other main staff from the employer, from the supervisor as well the Project Manager Mr. Wang Jianxin accompanied this visit.


Since the commencement of the runway and taxiway rehabilitation project of TIA on Apr. 1st, 2019, the non-suspension construction project as agreed in the contract has been proceeding in an orderly manner according to the established project plan and the time schedule. In order to keep abreast of the progress of the project and the construction situation, as well as to make a timely public display to the outside world, the governing authority of the Nepal set up an inspection team, and organized the local mainstream media to conduct on-site comprehensive interview and report.

The Minister of CAAC Mr. Sanjeev spoke highly of the overall progress and said: the current construction schedule and the overall situation reflect the professional construction strength and scientific management ability of the construction team; meanwhile, it is expected that the construction schedule agreed in the contract must be paid attention to and closely adhered to, and that the problems in the current runway can be overcome within the construction period.



The minister also expressed his expectation that through this project, a brand-new runway pavement and taxiway pavement that can meet the business needs of large wide-bodied airliners for takeoff and landing and the daily operation volume of ultra-high takeoff and landing can be presented to the world.

The President Office of Nepal set up a media team to follow-up and interview the reconstruction and upgrading project of TIA runway and taxiway

On April 28th, 2019, the photographic team of the office of the President of Nepal, the relevant staff and the persons in charge of the owner established a joint interview team, and made detailed filming and reporting on the construction site of the project department about the standardization construction, construction progress, key projects and other construction progress.

 The TIA is located in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The reconstruction and upgrading of its runway and taxiway is the most important infrastructure project for the Nepalese Government. As the sole international airport in Nepal, the airport has not been overhauled since 1975. The runway and taxiway overlay project of the airport adopts non-suspension construction to ensure the lowest impact on flight operation.

During the interview, the media came to know that in the early stage of construction, the project department has made careful organization and rigorous arrangement, grasped the nettle and organized professional technical force to overcome the difficulties. Besides, the project department has also made rigorous arrangement regarding to the construction schedule, the benefit, the progress, the safety and the environmental protection etc. so that the constructional conditions were accessible within a very short period of time. Since the commencement till now, the constructional goals such as zero accidents of production safety, high standard of civilized construction, controllable construction progress have been achieved.So far, the working interface has been in full swing, with different working procedures connecting with each other closely and the working activities flowing in an orderly way.Till now, all the works are being carried out smoothly and are being proceeded steadily.

So far, the government of Nepal has highly appraised the progress of this project. At the same time, the government hopes that the project department would make persistent efforts to ensure the quality and quantity and complete the project ahead of schedule.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal inspected the runway Reconstruction Project of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

On the evening of May 10th, 2019, the Chinese ambassador to Nepal Ms. Hou Yanqi, together with Mr. Yang Shichao, the Political Counselor of the Chinese Embassy ; Mr. Zhang Fan, the Business Counselor; Mr. Baokerell, the Deputy General Director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Nepal the general manager from the airport; Mr. Chen Tianzhi, the Vice President of AVIC-KDN and Mr. Wang Jianxin, the Project Manager etc. inspected the runway and taxiway reconstruction project of the TIA in Kathmandu, which is contracted by AVIC-KDN.

Ms. Hou Yanqi and her attendants listened to the introduction delivered by Mr. Han keqiang, the national manager of China National Aero-technology International Engineering Corporation; by Mr. Chen Tianzhi, the Vice President of AVIC-KDN and by Mr. Wang Jianxin, the project manager. Afterwards, they inspected the runway construction site to further understand the progress of the project and the current difficulties in detail.

A group photo of the inspectors

Ms. Hou said that the TIA project, which involves the national economy and people's livelihood, is demanding in technical requirements as well as in construction and thus has attracted much attention from all walks of life. The contractor should further enhance the overall awareness, strengthen the internal management, optimize the construction plan, refine the organization and arrangement, take advantage of "Chinese wisdom", show "Chinese efficiency", and promote the project construction with high standards and high quality.

At the same time, Ms. Hou conveyed that she hopes that the owner of the Nepal side will further enhance support and cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination with the construction enterprises and supervision units, working together to overcome difficulties and promote the smooth implementation of the project.

Listen to the progress of the project

As soon as the airport was closed at around 10pm, all the workers and equipment entered into the site quickly. The reporter witnessed that worker of both sides of China and Nepal were operating 4 milling machines, 12 machines of joining milling and planer machines. The workers were carrying out construction activities in an orderly manner in accordance with the process. According to the staff, the main work for night shift was to complete the repairing of the 120 meter runway.

The builders are working

The work of this project mainly includes the repair of the main runway with a length of 3050 meters, the taxiway with a length of 1950 meters, the installation of the middle-line lights of the main runway and other related ancillary works. In order to ensure the normal operation of flights, the airport runway repair project adopts the non-stop construction technology, and the construction schedule begin at 22 PM until 8AM of the next day, which will last for three months.

The Rehabilitation of Runway & Taxiway of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Undertaken by Our Company Was Awarded With the "Best Upcoming Airport Project of the Year”

Recently, the result of Excellence Award with the intention of honoring the best in construction and infrastructure sector of Nepal was announced and the Rehabilitation of Runway & Taxiway of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu undertaken by our company was awarded with the “Best Upcoming Airport Project of the Year”. The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Nepal conferred this award to our company.

The award “Best Upcoming Airport Project of the Year” conferred by the Government of Nepal not only indicates the full recognition and affirmation of the comprehensive strength of our company in the aviation field, but also has a very important significance for our company to accelerate the implementation of brand strategy and market development in Nepal.

Paving Construction for the Runway Surface Course of TIA

 AVIC-KDN Airport Engineering Co., Ltd began to pave the runway surface on Jun. 11th, 2019. The construction area is located at the turning pad of the runway 20 end, with ac-16 (modified asphalt concrete) used at the end of the runway for 120m and SMA-13 (Stone Mastic Asphalt) used in the middle.

   The airstrip end adopts the air-graded AC-16 asphalt mixture as suspension (coarse aggregate) air-graded, which can effectively prevent the torque generated by aircraft turning from damaging the asphalt surface layer. The SMA asphalt mixture used in the middle of the runway is coarse aggregate structure with rough surface texture, good anti-rutting and anti-skid performance. This design and construction can maximize the service life of the runway and reduce maintenance work.

   Four pavers were used for the pavement construction, closely followed by eight double-wheel rollers, and the runway pavement with a width of 45m was paved at a time, which greatly guarantees the pavement quality while reducing the number of construction joints.

   With the gradual reduction of milling work, the paving time on site is increasing little by little and the daily completion quantity will increase substantially. It is expected that the whole runway surface will be completed within 10 days.

   The overall quality for the pavement that has been completed is satisfactory, which was highly recognized by the supervisor, the owner and the airport side.

Kathmandu airport to remain open for 21 hours daily from July 1st

According to the general manager of TIA Rai Kumar Chettri, considering that the rainy season is in progress, the airport will remain open for 21 hours daily for two months.

The airport had to be closed for 10 hours daily to allow construction crews to work on the runway. The 3,050-metre-long runway has now been refurbished and covered with a new layer of asphalt.

The general manager of the airport

According to the airport authority, as the sole international airport in Nepal, the second phase of the project will be started from Sep. 1st to Dec 31st, which includes renovating the taxiway, and the airport will be closed for 8 hours daily--from 11:30 pm to 7:30 am next day.

And the renovation of the taxiway has also been planned for autumn, which is Nepal’s main tourism season.

According to the general manager of the airport Chettri, an 800-metre section at runway 02, or the Koteshwor side, is left to be rehabilitated. “If it doesn't rain, the work will be finished in three days,” he said. This is the most critical section of the runway due to its single approach system. Most of the cracks have been witnessed in this section due to the landing of heavy jets.

The runway and taxiway of Tribhuvan International Airport is being renovated in a Rs3.78-billion project. China’s state-owned enterprise China National Aero Technology International Engineering Corporation has received the rehabilitation contract.

Congestion has been a longstanding issue at Tribhuvan International Airport which handled 7.19 million passengers last year. There were a total of 129,511 flights over the Nepali skies, 74 percent of them domestic flights.

Airport authorities moved to improve the runway due to extreme pressure following frequent cracks in the pavement that raised safety concerns. For the last seven years, aircraft weighing more than 196 tonnes have been barred from the airport to prevent further damage to the runway. The old runway has been affecting smooth operation of aircraft due to repeated occurrences of cracks in the pavement.

While cracks and uneven surfaces can make take-offs and landings dangerous, airline officials said they had been facing hours-long delays almost every day during the rainy season, frustrating travelers and causing financial distress among airlines. Scores of flights have been diverted or delayed in recent years due to problems in the runway. Trouble mainly occurs during the rainy season. During the last monsoon, the runway developed cracks more than 30 times, according to the airlines.

A study conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal in 2014 concluded that the runway at the country’s sole international airport was not strong enough to handle wide-body jets due to its ageing asphalt foundation, and distress is caused to the upper surface instantly when heavy planes land on it. Repeated occurrences of cracks on the runway have been affecting smooth operation of aircraft since 2011.

Compared to the core part of the runway between 2006 and 2013, damage to the intermediate layers was caused by the operation of large jets like the Airbus A330 and Boeing 777, according to the country’s aviation regulator body. In 2013, there were 1,000 operations of A330-300 aircraft, 955 of Boeing 777 and 452 of A330-200, and the numbers are expected to double in the next 20 years.

Cracks first appeared on the runway in June 2011, and they have become a recurrent problem. Cracks were reported occasionally in 2012. The problem worsened in 2013, forcing the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, to take a harsh decision to declare the airport out of bounds to aircraft weighing more than 196 tonnes.


70 days has passed by since the official commencement of asphalt concrete construction for the runway of the Tribhuvan International Airport on Apr. 17th, 2019, and the phased target has been successfully fulfilled.

Up to now, the milling replacement layer with 50000T asphalt concrete for the entire runway, the runway surface layer with 27000T asphalt concrete, the Taxiway B with 20000T asphalt concrete have been completed. Besides, 2417 out of 3050 meters of the runway surface layer have been completed, which is significantly conducive to the runway quality improvement.

According to the requirements proposed by the owner, during the rainy season starting from July 1st to August 31st, the project department of AVIC-KDN will carry out foundation treatment and relevant drainage auxiliary works within 3-hour daily window period.

After September 1st, the remaining surface layer paving work with a length of 500 meters as well as the parallel taxiway reconstruction work will be implemented.

The runway reconstruction and renovation activities before the rainy season were completed as planned, which was congratulated by the owner, supervisors as well as airlines. Meanwhile, they fully affirmed and highly appraised the professional ability and the dedication contributed by our project department throughout the whole process.

The parties involved expect that our project department could make persistent efforts and continue to efficiently proceed the remaining work in terms of the parallel taxiway reconstruction project.

The Person in Charge of Nepal Airport Project of Our Company Reported the Construction Progress of the Project to the Embassy

Hou Yanqi, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal (Middle)

On July 1 and 2, 2019, the person in charge of the Nepal Airport project of our company reported to Counsellor Zhang Fan and Ambassador Hou Yanqi from the Economic and Trade Office of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal about the completed quantity of runway and surface work of the Kathmandu International Airport project, the rainy season arrangement and the work plan after the rainy season in September.

Economic and Commercial Counsellor Zhang Fan (second from left)

Ambassador Hou Yanqi and Economic and Commercial Counselor Zhang Fan highly recognized and fully affirmed our achievements in the tribuwan airport runway and smooth path rectification project. Ambassador Hou yanqi pointed out that in the follow-up project process, we should make persistent efforts, strictly abide by the terms of the contract, complete the construction on time with both quality and quantity guaranteed, and take this as an opportunity to establish a good quality brand image of Chinese enterprises. Meanwhile, the Embassy and the Economic And Trade Affairs Office will, as always, provide strong support and escort for the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese-funded enterprises in the follow-up projects.

Business Skills Training was Carried out in AVIC-KDN Project Department

In order to strengthen the staff's business ability, reserve the talents needed by all departments of the company, and improve the business level of the staff of all nationalities in the overseas project department of the company, AVIC-KDN held business skill training in the project Department in July and August after the construction was suspended during the rainy season in Nepal. On the basis of the existing staff, 26 new members, such as local interns and excellent drivers of rented vehicles, were specially added for this training.

Vehicle training and Assessment

Business metrology training

This training mainly focused on comprehensive management, business negotiation, engineering technology, financial management, mechanical equipment guarantee and maintenance management and so on. All departments involved of the project department attached great importance to this training and prepared lessons carefully according to the training task, elaborating comprehensive plans and detailed contents which were of great practicality and operability.The local trained staff actively responded and participated in this training program.

The business skills training is not only conducive to enhancing employees' business skills, but also promoting employees to find and solve problems in the process of continuous learning, constantly improving themselves, so as to enable them to accomplish their tasks with ease and skill in the future. Meanwhile, the excellent interns, drivers and operators who sprung up during the training will also be cultivated and reserved as the key perspective talents for various businesses in the future development and growth of the company.

The Nepal Project Department of Our Company Conducted Sketch Up Training

To improve employees' comprehensive quality, and cultivate a batch of the knowledge and skills, work ethic and ability to innovate, and our development environment corresponds to the inter-disciplinary talent, continue to enhance comprehensive competitiveness of enterprises, since the September 11, our Nepal program for management trainee, program management, and other outstanding management personnel and other key training objects, training for a period of 15 days the Sketch Up.

In order to ensure that employees can quickly and efficiently master important business skills, learn as much as possible and apply them in practice, the Nepal Project Department has partnered with Professional training institute Broadway Infosys Nepal to hire Nepali professional instructors for two hours of training every day. At the same time, in order to achieve the expected effect, special personnel were arranged during the training period to timely grasp the situation and timely adjust the training progress, so as to make relevant preparations for the assessment work in the later stage of the training and the continuous training content in the next stage.

The development of the training activities, is not only beneficial to the improvement of core competitiveness and promote employees, as well as our project department ShuDeHua construction new a batch of high quality, high skill talented person, make our competitiveness in the market, the performance execution get progress, strong implements dual development and win-win situation of enterprises and individuals.

The first China-Nepal Friendship Games of Nepal Project Department of AVIC-KDN Came to a Successful Conclusion

On the occasion of National Day of the People's Republic of China and Nepal, traditional festival Desai's day approaching, in order to add a festive touch, enrich the enterprise culture, and strengthen the China-Nepal friendly mutual relations between China and Nepal, from October 2nd to September 29th , AVIC-KDN Nepal project department held  “the first China-Nepal friendship games”.Owner, supervisor, and TIA (Tribhuvan international airport) are invited to attend.

Adhering to the principle of "friendship first, competition second" and the purpose of "harmony, progress, safety and unity", the games successfully carried out basketball, football, badminton, table tennis, tug of war, chess, Chinese chess, ring and five legs for four activities which are emphasizing collaboration and cooperation.The athletes on the field work together , sweat, fight hard, and never give up ,which are deeply affected the audience.

The smooth development of the sports meeting not only enriched the cultural life,enhanced the communication and friendship,demonstrated the positive outlook of the AVIC-KDN people for forging ahead, unity and cooperation, and transmitted the positive energy of "happy sports, healthy and upward".Moreover, the sportsmanship of "higher, faster and stronger" will be extended to work, and then transformed into the motivation for employees to participate in the production and operation of the company and contribute to the development of the company.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's special plane arrived at TIA International Airport

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with President of Nepal Bhandari at the presidential palace in Kathmandu

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Nepal on October 12th , 2019.The Nepal project department of AVIC-KDN AIRPORT ENGINEERING CO., LTD. has been specially approved by the Nepal Police Department to be the only Chinese enterprise approved to join the local reception.

At about 4:55 PM local time on October 12, President Xi Jinping's special plane arrived at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. AVIC-KDN organized more than 200 Chinese, nepalese and property owners to welcome President Xi Jinping and his delegation to Nepal by waving the national flags of China and Nepal in accordance with the established welcome formation on both sides of the only way for President xi jinping to pass by the airport, against the background of business banners.


Xi Jinping's special plane arrived at TIA International Airport

AVIC-KDN staff warmly welcome President Xi

Local people in Nepal greeted President xi with jubilant cheers.

When interviewed by local media, the interviewed employees said affectionately, "this is the closest time to the chairman in my life. I am excited to see him and proud of the five-starred red flag waved by myself.""As a member of the airport project, I believe that China's efficient and high-quality project will surely deliver a satisfactory result. I am honored to make contributions to the  Tourism year of Nepal in  2020. I hope the friendship between China and Nepal will last forever." The firm and confident spirit of the interviewed employees at that time fully demonstrated the high spirit of AVIC-KDN.


AVIC-KDN staff spoke to local media

Since April this year, AVIC-KDN began to build the runway and taxiwayrehabilitation project of Nepal's Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airportall the staff of the project department united as one, worked hard and innovated. After six months of non-stop construction, the workload has been exceeded and the project is expected to be completed half a year ahead of schedule.The project has won the 2019 airport project of the year award for best new talent, which is officially hailed as a "landmark international construction project in the history of civil aviation in Nepal".


Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

The early completion of the runway of this project provides a safe and reliable transportation guarantee for President xi's visit to Nepal.And in the first time to show the Chinese enterprises in the "One Belt And One Road" countries along the construction results.At the same time,its laying a solid foundation for the good-neighborly friendship and strategic partnership between Chaina and Nepal (Treat each other as equals, live in harmony, enjoy friendship from generation to generation and conduct comprehensive cooperation.") ,neighbourhood policys advancement,and the development of the port, highway, railway, aviation, hydropower and other projects.

We firmly believe that with the new orientation of china-nepal relations and constant expansion of exchanges and cooperation, the friendship between China and Nepal across the Himalayas will surely reach a new height.

Nepal's minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Raghubo Mahauser, presented the award

Air silk road & Friendship bridge:China and Nepal have opened direct flights between their capitals

At 9:20 a.m. on October 27th, the airbus A320 of Himalayan airlines, jointly invested by Tibeten Civil Aviation Development and Investment co., LTD and Nepalese Snowman Global Investments co., LTD, took off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. After a five-and-a-half hour flight, it landed at daxing international airport in Beijing, China. This marks the official opening of the direct flight between the capitals of China and Nepal, which is ending the history of no direct flight between the capitals of China and Nepal, and building an air silk road and a bridge of friendship.

    Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi said at the Maiden Voyage Ceremony in Nepal that President Xi Jinping's successful visit to Nepal has lifted bilateral relations to a new height. In this context, the opening of direct flights between the two capitals is significant. It is an important link in building a Trans-Himalayan connectivity network, a strong guarantee for deepening cultural and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, and a positive measure to boost Nepal's tourism year 2020.He expressed hope that China-Nepal relations and practical cooperation in various fields will continue to deepen and that more direct flights will be opened between the two countries.

At the opening ceremony in China, Nepal's ambassador to China, Lila Mani Bauder, said the direct flights were the result of our deepening cooperation under the framework of multi-dimensional connectivity across the Himalayas and the agreement reached at the highest political level during the recent high-level visit. Connectivity is at the forefront and core of our bilateral cooperation. The direct flight between Kathmandu and Beijing is a good example.

Since April this year, AVIC-KDN AIRPORT ENGINEERING CO.,LTD has been contracted to repair the runways and taxiways of Nepal Tribhuvan International Airport. After six months of Non-Suspending Construction Technologies, we overfulfilled our workload and won the “Best Upcoming Airport Project of the Year”and known as "the Civil Aviation History Milestone in Internation Construction Projects".This time ,China and Nepal opened directs flights between there capitals ,demonstrating the achievements of Chineese enterprises in countries along the route og "One Belt And One Road".It will surely help China and Nepal expand exchanges and cooperation and push the China-Nepal friendship to a new historical height.

AVIC-KDN Nepal Project Department Organized the Training of Shaanxi Automobile Group’s equipment

On November 17th , the technical team of Shaanxi Automobile Group visited Nepal for a training on the equipment  of Shaanxi Automobile Group and their Wechai engine conducted at Tribhuvan International Airport Project Department camp site. The training was mainly focused on mechanical team of the project department. All employees of mechanical team were very interactive during the training session.

The training was conducted during the morning at 11am by Shaanxi Automobile representatives on the premises of AVIC-KDN meeting hall. The main content of the training was focused on the maintenance of Shanxi Automobile Dump truck and its Wechai engines. They briefly described the technical team about the inspection time period which includes the first inspection in regard with the distance covered and the periodical inspection in regard to time and distance. Practical information was provided from first level to forth level of maintenance in accordance with the distance and time. The training included almost every elements of the engine. Similarly, a session on Diesel Engine maintenance project was conducted where they illustrated the parts of diesel engine such as oil, oil filter and other important parts of engine and its replacement period. The participants were clarified about the lubricating system, cooling system, intake and exhaust system and most importantly fuel supplying system.

The Shaanxi Team made a visit to the working site of China National Aero Technology International Engineering Corporation on the same day. They inspected the mechanical equipment of Shanxi Automobile and Wechai engine used in the ongoing project of the company. They also maintained the equipment and pointed out the parts that were to be focused which could get easily polluted by usage of oil and fuel.  The practical session was very helpful for both Nepalese technical team and Chinese mechanical staffs.

Through this training all employees of the Project Department’s mechanical team strengthened their technical knowledge. The training was very interactive and our company staff had a clear view about increasing the efficiency and capacity of its engine and equipment’s. They clearly understood the working mechanism of Wechai engine and its timely maintenance. 

AVIC-KDN was Invited to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’Associaton

On November 21, the 36th Asia-Pacific regional conference of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’Associaton opened. The meeting will be held in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Representatives from 19 countries and regions including Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand will attend the meeting. Chairman of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’Associaton, chairman of the Association of Air Traffic Controllers of Nepal, secretary general of the Department of Civil Aviation and Tourism of Nepal, director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Nepal and other officials attended the meeting.

Aero-technology International Engineering CO.,LTD.  and AVIC-KDN Airport Engineering CO.,LTD. are invited to sponsor and attend this conference.During the meeting, the MV of our company's Nepal project publicity and display cases were played to comprehensively promote AVIC-KDN.

By attending this meeting, it further improved the popularity and influence of AVIC-KDN in the overseas market and played a good role in promoting the development of the company's brand business. At the same time, it has laid a solid foundation for in-depth cooperation with all parties.

The Earth Part of the Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation Project for Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport was Successfully Completed

The earth part of the Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation Project for Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport, which was undertaken by our company, were successfully completed in the early hours of this morning.A contract was signed on November 5, 2018 and the construction began on November 11, 2018, with a total construction period of 540 days.In the construction phase, the project team together to solve the multiple difficulties, such as material, logistics, capital pressure .Based on the increase of about 15% after the design change of the total physical engineering quantity, under the condition that the runway closing time is shortened and more extra flights are added, all the work of the building engineering part is completed in advance, which creates conditions for the finishing work of the later lighting stage to be completed in advance.

As AVIC-KDN’s first project in Nepal, the earth part of the project was finished ahead of schedule.It not only won the praise from all walks of life in Nepal, but also created a reputation for the next step to explore the Nepalese market.At the same time, consolidating the position of enterprise in the international aviation market. It has laid a solid foundation for the global expansion and follow-up operation of non-stop construction.


On December 17, 2019, the civil construction part of Nepal's Tribhuvan Airport runway and taxiway extension project was handed over.

Civil Aviation Minister RajanPokhre, TIA Airport General Manager Dependra KC, Owner Project Director Murari Bandari and supervisor and contractor representatives attended the handover ceremony.

The civil part of the airport runway and taxiway upgrading project has been completed and put into use ahead of schedule with the joint efforts of all builders. The successful completion of the project ahead of schedule is an example of the successful cooperation between the civil aviation authority, TIA airport, the project construction office, the consulting supervisor and the contractor. The completion of this project has also greatly enhanced the airport's operational support and safety.

This project basically completed the runway upgrade at the end of June this year, 6 months ahead of the contract period. Since the signing of the contract on November 5, 2018, the project has carried out scientific construction and effective construction management and overcome the shortage of material supply, new flights, weather and other contractors, which is obtained strong support and cooperation from the owner, supervisor, TIA and other relevant departments.

With the support of the owner, the supervisor and the contractor, the project achieved the industry miracle of handover within three days of completion.

Ambassador Yanqi Hou Attended the Completion Ceremony of the AVIC-KDN Tribhuvan International Airport Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation Project

On December 28, the completion ceremony of AVIC-KDN Tribhuvan International Airport runway and taxiway repair project was held. Ambassador Yanqi Hou of the Chinese embassy in Nepal attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. Bhattarai,Nepal's Minister of culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal; Baukerell ,Director of Civil Aviation , AVIC-KDN Chairman Shuhe suo , General Manager Jun Cheng and other Chinese and Nepalese people from all walks of life attended the completion ceremony.

Ambassador Hou first congratulated AVIC-KDN on the completion and delivery of the project 128 days ahead of schedule, saying that this is an important achievement and embodiment of practical cooperation between the two countries after President Jinping Xi 's state visit to Nepal. The early completion of the project will bring a number of benefits to Nepal's economic and social development. Second, it is conducive to attracting more tourists to Nepal and promoting the development of Nepal's tourism industry. Third, it is conducive to deepening bilateral economic and trade cooperation and promoting the in-depth development of bilateral friendly relations. Ambassador hou expressed the expectation that Chinese enterprises will carry out more projects in Nigeria to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.

The Chairman Mr. Suo introduced the latest situation of Caidian's overseas development, sincerely thanked all sectors of the society for their support and attention to the project, and hoped to maintain a good cooperative relationship with Nepal in the future, further explore the possibility of more cooperation, so as to better serve the public through cooperation;Minister Bhattarai, Director Baukerell and other guests from Nepal highly praised AVIC's construction technology and work efficiency, and thanked the Sino-Nepal team for their hard work for the completion of the project ahead of time. It is believed that this will provide Nepal with a better tourism year 2020 more protection and assistance.

Next, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an exchange ceremony for signing the project handover certificate were held on the site. The atmosphere of the ceremony was warm and the effect was good.

Tribhuvan airport is currently the only international airport in Nepal. The renovation project was undertaken by AVIC-KDN AIRPORT ENGINEERING CO., LTD. It mainly involves the repair of the main runway, taxiway and the installation of the Central Line light of the main runway as well as other ancillary works. It is also the largest ever runway maintenance and repair work.

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