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Malaysia submits proposal for new Nepali airport

New international airport in Nepal

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has submitted a proposal to undertake the construction of a new international airport in Nepal.

The Prime Minister's Special Envoy to South Asia Datuk Seri Dr S Samy Vellu said the Malaysian parties are still awaiting a formal response from the Nepalese authorities, before starting detailed negotiations.

"I visited Nepal about two months ago and conveyed then, a message to Nepal's Prime Minister, of our intention to take up the airport project. The government later agreed to our request and we submitted a proposal," he told reporters after the Nepal Investment Summit 2015 here today.

Apart from the airport, Samy Vellu said Malaysia is also interested in undertaking various highway projects planned by the Nepalese government.

"The present high growth rate in construction and infrastructure development in Malaysia shows that local industry players are exposed to projects with varying complexities and able to perform well in the global arena," he added.

He said Nepal's strategic location of being between the two emerging economic giants of the world, China in the North and India in the South, East and West, is fertile for investments.

Having said that, he urged Malaysian firms to leverage on this unparalleled platform to bridge their connection with Nepalese peers and be the first to expand the footprint in the Nepalese infrastructure sector

"I mentioned to Nepal's Prime Minister that with proper planning of good ro...

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