KATHMANDU: Tatopani transit at the Nepal-China border will formally resume operation today after four years of closure due to the earthquakes of 2015. Much of the infrastructure at the border crossing was destroyed by the quake.
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav and Chinese officials are scheduled to jointly inaugurate the newly reconstructed main trade transit point between Nepal and China. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi reached Tatopani yesterday for this purpose.
Temporary passes were provided to 10 Nepalis and four containers to enter China to bring in goods in the presence of the custom chiefs of both Nepal and China. The containers carrying Chinese goods are scheduled to enter the border crossing into Nepal today.
Reconstruction of the transit point has been completed. The reconstruction was carried out with the financial and technical assistance from the Government of China.