China provides air-cargo

Kathmandu, March 3:

China provided air-cargo inspection system to Nepal. Chinese ambassador to Nepal Zheng Xianglin handed over the assistance to finance secretary Vidyadhar Mallik today in the presence of visiting Chinese assistant foreign minister He Yafei.

Mallik and ambassador Xianglin signed the delivery and acceptance letter for PB2028 Air-cargo Inspection System granted by the Chinese government to Nepal.

Under the assistance, X-ray machines worth Rs 1.4 million will be installed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) cargo section that is expected to facilitate safe and smooth customs clearance process.

The Chinese side formally delivered the equipment to Nepal after the inspection by officials of both the governments. The officials unanimously stated that the equipment meets the requirements.

Issuing a press release, Nepal government has expressed its sincere appreciation to the Chinese government for its assistance and for continued assistance in socio-economic development of Nepal.

The letter for assistance that the Chinese government would provide one set of PB2028 air-cargo inspection system to Nepal was signed in August 2006.

The Chinese-NEUTECH Company has carried out the project and tested after installation. China has been assisting Nepal in many ways.