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Saidpur set to become fifth int'l airport

Our Correspondent | October 28, 2019 00:00:00

NILPHAMARI, Oct 27: Saidpur airport in the district set to become the fifth international airport of the country after Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Cox's Bazar.

The existing airport is being upgraded and expanded into the international standard at a cost of Tk 15,000 million.

For the implementation of the project, a views exchange meeting was held in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Nilphamari on Thursday last.

Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Mohibul Haque presided over the meeting.

State minister of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahboob Ali was present on the occasion as the chief guest.

Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, was present at the event, among others.

The minister said the airport would enhance the development of Rangpur division.

He said with the opening of the airport a new dimension would be created in air connectivity of the sub regional economic cooperation zone comprising the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN).

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