Kerung trade route to reopen from Tuesday

Kathmandu, October 8

Movement of trucks and containers to/from Nepal and China along the popular trading route with China — Rasuwagadhi-Kerung — will be resumed from Tuesday. Some sections of the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung route in Nepal and Tibet were damaged in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake followed by the powerful aftershocks.

“Maintenance of the roads on both sides has been completed and we are planning to resume operation from Tuesday,” said Jib Raj Koirala, joint secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies.

Trade with China via land route will be resumed along with the operation of the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung route. Many trucks and containers laden with essential goods were stuck in China since long after the devastating earthquake that equally damaged another popular trading route, Tatopani-Lhasa.

Nepal has already opened the track in the damaged section of Tatopani-Lhasa trading route and maintenance of road has been accelerated, according to the MoCS officials.