| As a foreign resident of Nepal for the past 30 years, I can only observe, sadly, that the Kathmandu airport is typical of the whole country's negligence and indifference toward development, void of the principle of giving before first receiving back. Everything is rooted in corruption and self-serving political interests. Witness in the newspapers the thousands of construction projects started and never finished around the country. And the airport can't even collect vendor rents, can't keep the toilets clean, can't manage congested baggage, and can't even change burned out electric light bulbs. Flight monitoring equipment donated years ago but unused, delapitated runways only now thinking of repairing, and so on. The airport is rated one of the worst and unsafest airports in the world. Add that to Kathmandu being one of the most polluted capitals in the world with potholed roads, uncontrollable dust, congestion, dangerous drivers unchecked by police except to check licenses at police stops, little road infrastructure except in some rich areas, few traffic signs, few medians to prevent overpassing, head on collisions and gridlock, and the list goes on. The government can talk about building railroads, tunnels, hydroelectric plants, and yes, even some new roads have been completed, but can't first ever seem to fill the tens of thousands of potholes in the valley which cause delay, inconvenience and accidents. The neglect is so bad just drive the road to Boudha leading to a World's Heritage Site. It should be a national embarrassment, as should the airport. But it seems no one cares, or they just typically blame any and all situations on others. For example, the airport recently built additional parking a long distance from the main terminal. Passengers were not allowed to use trolleys to carry their heavy baggage to that new area, rather, by hand until one of the local newspapers made a big stink about it. They just don't care. And so, we now have another "Visit Nepal" year starting in 2020 and the valley is in a horrible condition. My recommendation: First, buy a high quality pollution mask, and second, as they say, "get out of town." Visit more beautiful and clean places around the country, remembering however, you are visiting a third world country minus the efficiency, conveniences, and hygiene you may be used to in your home country.