AVIC-ENG Joined Hands with Nepal Partners to Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
In 2020, while the Nepalese government and people were facing COVID-19 crisis, AVIC-ENG, a Chinese-funded enterprise, actively shouldered its responsibilities for offering all kinds of help and working together with its Nepal Partners to overcome difficulties during the construction of its airport project in Nepal.
Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal, where more than 500 flights took off and landed daily before the pandemic. However, this airport becomes problematic after falling into disrepair. AVIC-ENG Nepal Branch started to carry out the Rehabilitation of Runway and Taxiway of Tribhuvan International Airport Project at the end of 2018, and completed it by the end of 2019, 128 days ahead of schedule. As Nepal adopted stricter lockdown measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic, AVIC-ENG had to suspend the Extension of Apron and Taxiway of Tribhuvan International Airport Project and the reconstruction of two schools in Nepal under China’s assistance. As soon as the Nepalese government gradually lifted lockdown since this June, AVIC-ENG Nepal Branch immediately resumed work and production on the premise of ensuring safety so as to reduce losses as much as possible, and bring benefits to Nepalese friends through this project as soon as possible. Mr. Han Keqiang, country manager of AVIC-ENG Nepal Branch, said: “The Nepalese government lifted lockdown in mid-June. Considering that school and airport infrastructure are crucial to Nepal’s post-pandemic economic recovery and education development, we responded to the call of the Nepalese government by devoting ourselves back to work and production on the premise of ensuring the safety of employees and improving anti-pandemic measures to contribute to the recovery of the Nepalese economy in our way. We hope that our efforts can also alleviate employment pressure faced by the Nepalese government and demonstrate the responsibility and strength of Chinese companies.”