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Nepal airport project faces delay due to coronavirus

Shortage of Chinese engineers threatens to hold up dams and other infrastructure

Pokhara Regional International Airport. (Courtesy of Kevin Qin)

POKHARA, Nepal -- The coronavirus outbreak threatens to push the timeline for building the Pokhara Regional International Airport, which the country sees as a new gateway for international visitors, beyond its deadline of July 2021.

Sitting west of the capital, Kathmandu, Pokhara is a tourist hub, especially for Chinese.

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