News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

January 2023

Bangladesh to Upgrade the Saidpur Airport to Boost Connectivity with BIN Neighbors

The Government of Bangladesh plans to upgrade its northernmost airport, the Saidpur airport in Nilphamari, into an international airport. Saidpur airport can be a key transit point to boost connectivity between Bangladesh and its BIN neighbors—Bhutan, India’s northeastern region, and Nepal.

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Tags: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Airports, Air Transport, Transport

December 2022

India, Sri Lanka Reopen Chennai-Jaffna Flights

Direct flight services between Chennai, India, and Jaffna, Sri Lanka, resumed on 12 December 2022, after being halted for close to three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resumption of flights is expected to boost tourist arrivals between the two countries.

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Tags: India, Sri Lanka, Transport, Air Transport

May 2022

Prime Minister Inaugurates Nepal's Second International Airport

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepal inaugurated the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA), Nepal’s second international airport. The opening will contribute to the country's overall development and long-term prosperity, according to Mr. Deuba. ADB supported the Government of Nepal to build and upgrade the GBIA through the Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development Project.

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Tags: ADB, Nepal, Airports, Air Transport