The Aircraft Museum at Besalpur in Nepalgunj, Banke district has formally come into operation from today.
According to Captain Bed Uprety, chief of the Bed Uprety Trust, the Aircraft Museum has been relocated to Nepalgunj from Dhangadi, the provincial capital of Sudurpaschim Province, on coordinated efforts of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City and the people's representatives in the Sub-Metropolis.
The relocated museum is stretched over around 7 kattha land which will also a research centre for the students, Captain Uprety said.
The museum in Dhangadi, established around a decade ago, had an old and grounded aircraft belonging to Cosmic Air Fokker-100. It was established at the cost of over Rs 15 million. Additional Rs 3 million was invested to relocate the museum to Nepalgunj with the same aircraft, informed Uprety.
The Aircraft Museum in Nepalgunj has been leased out for a decade. It will have a children park within the premises.
Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis-12 ward chair Buddisagar Subedi said that the museum was brought to Nepalgunj from Dhangadi to add a new destination for domestic tourists. The new destination is believed to generate jobs for many locals here, he said.