TAPLEJUNG, May 30: The Taplejung-based political parties, Civil Society representatives and the locals have urged the government not to rename Suketar Airport also known as Taplejung Airport to Late Rabindra Adhikari Airport.
The government in the budget speech for fiscal year 2078/79 BS (2021/22) on May 29 announced to rename the airport to ‘The Late Rabindra Adhikari Airport’.
Similarly, the government declared to change the name of the Chuhandanda Airport into ‘Ang Tshiring Sherpa Airport’.
The locals here have expressed unhappiness over the decision to change the names of these airports. They, through the social sites, have advised the government to step back from its decision.
Member of the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) and CPN (UML) leader Yogesh Bhattarai stressed the need of acquiring permission from the local community before deciding to rename the airports. “Before deciding to rename any place/site well known due to its historic importance or other d