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Nepal's new airport threatens 2.4m trees, angering greens

Government pushes on with $1.3bn project to handle flood of foreign tourists

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is at present the only gateway for air passengers visiting Nepal. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)

KATHMANDU -- The government of Nepal is moving toward final approval of a second international airport, which, when complete, is expected to be the largest in south Asia.

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