CHAUTARA: Construction of Miteri (friendship) bridge over Bhotekoshi river in Sindhupalchok district has begun. The bridge linking Nepal and China was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake as well as floods and dry landslides.
Chief District Officer Krishna Prasad Adhikari said that construction work has begun with financial and technical support from the Chinese government.
A target has been set to complete the bridge construction within May 2019. The bridge and road would be widened to 12 metres.
Tatopani check point, which remained closed for the past three and half years, might come into operation after construction of the road and bridge.
A cabinet meeting held on June 10 had approved the proposal of Chinese government for constructing bridges at Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi.