China ready to help upgrade Barabise-Tatopani road: Ambassador Chen

Published On: May 30, 2024 02:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 30: Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Nepal, Chen Song, has said that China is ready to help upgrade the Barabise-Tatopani road section.

During a discussion held on Wednesday evening with stakeholders at the Tatopani Customs Office about border management and the road leading to the Miteri Bridge, Chinese Ambassador Chen said that both countries can build roads together. He also shared that Chinese technicians will come to study the location of the landslide and other facets of the road.

On the occasion, the MP from Sindhupalchowk, Madhav Sapkota, shared that 1.2 billion rupees has been allocated for the upgrading of the road and proposed that both countries should work together on it.

Head of Road Division Office, Dolakha, Arjun Shrestha, presented a detailed project report of the road upgrading work prepared by Nepal.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Dr Rupak Sapkota, chairman of Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality, Pasang Norbu Sherpa, local people's representatives, political parties, the Chief District Officer, the chiefs of security agencies, the chief of Customs Office, Division Road Office staff were present in the discussion.

The Tatopani trade and transit point with China was closed following the 2015 earthquake and was re-opened in September 2023. An agreement was reached during the visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to China last October for the Chinese side to help upgrade the road leading to the border crossing.



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