(ECNS) -- Since the inauguration of Pokhara Airport, which was built by China International Engineering Corporation, all facilities have been running smoothly and the project is playing an active role in improving Nepal's domestic and international air connectivity, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at a news conference Tuesday.
Mao's remarks came after a question about a reported investigation into the construction of the Pokhara Airport, which alleged that the company inflated the cost of the project and undermined Nepal’s efforts at quality control.
Mao said she was not aware of the reported internal review in Nepal, but what the reporter mentioned was “inconsistent with facts."
"The Chinese government always asks its companies to strictly abide by laws and regulations in doing business overseas. Pokhara International Airport is an important infrastructure project in China-Nepal cooperation and hailed in Nepal as a project of national honor," Mao said.
She said that according to her knowledge, Chinese companies took into full consideration the local situation, followed the quality standards strictly during the design and construction, and kept complete records.