Construction of integrated check post under way

NEPALGUNJ, JANUARY 20

Construction of Integrated customs check post is being carried out in full swing at the Nepal-India border in Jayaspur of Nepalgunj sub-metropolis, Banke.

Engineer Hom Nath Bhusal at the Federal Project Implementation Unit, Nepalgunj, said that around 25 per cent construction work on the check post on the Indian side had been completed, while on the Nepali side, the foundation of check post buildings had been laid and work on road construction was going on.

He said workers were engaged round-the-clock.

Nepal government has acquired 91 bigha land and India allocated 67 bigha land for the construction of offices and godown among other infrastructure and 24 bigha land for the road. All the services provided by Nepalgunj Customs will be managed after completion of the check post. Entrepreneurs said that revenue collection would increase after the construction of the check post.

Chairman at Nepalgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdul Bahid Mansuri said that all the works would be done from a single place. He said that necessary offices for import and export would be established in the same place and added that the check post would be a milestone in managing import and export of the country as the trade in Lumbini, Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces had increased.

As per the agreement, the Government of Nepal has provided land only for construction of the check post. Following the same, the Indian government has been working to accomplish the task soon. The Government of India has allocated a budget of Rs 1,360,000,000 for construction of the check post. According to the project implementation unit, the amount will be increased according to necessity.