Import through Tatopani, Rasuwa check points resume

Published On: September 15, 2022 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Tatopani and Rasuwa checkpoints between Nepal and China have been reopened from today. China had closed both these checkpoints for more than one month, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. 

It is said that the border points have been resumed after bilateral agreement in the course of the four-day Nepal visit of Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Li Zhanshu, as well as the decreasing trend of the COVID-19 infection. 

Information Officer for the Department of Customs, Punya Bikram Khadka told RSS that with this, seven big containers entered Nepal via the Rasuwa checkpoint this morning and other seven containers would arrive by this evening. 

Earlier, 14 big containers used to enter Nepal via Rasuwa check point daily. Nepali authorities, during the visit of Li, urged him to open the border points. 

During his meeting with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chairperson Li had assured of facilitating the containers carrying daily essentials and goods for the upcoming festivals.  

Chairperson Li had arrived here on Monday on a four-day visit to Nepal at the invitation of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.  He returned home today after wrapping up the four-day visit.





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