Considering the need of helipad for disaster rescue and relief, the Gandaki State has begun the process of constructing helipads. Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Bikas Lamsal informed each of the 85 local level government units in the State will have a helipad. Besides the disaster management activities, the helipads will also facilitate the tourists.
The government has allocated the budget for construction of helipad in Myagdi, Gorkha, Manang and Mustang this fiscal year. Minister Lamsal stated that it is not possible to construct helipads in all the local levels. The government will have discussion on this topic to ensure that the budget is allocated in the next fiscal year, he said