Lawmakers want prompt resumption of Nepal-China transit points shut after pandemic

Published On: April 2, 2024 08:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 2: Parliamentarians have demanded the prompt resumption of Nepal-China transit points closed with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airing views in the 'zero hour' of the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting today, NC lawmaker Dilendra Prasad Badu expressed satisfaction over the reports that during Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan  Kaji Shrestha's recent visit to China, the two sides exchanged views on reopening the transit points along the Nepal-China border including Tinker in Darchula.

He said during the Prime Minister's China visit in the past, it was reported that the transit points would be resumed but this has not happened so far. "The Foreign Minister should clarify it," he said.

Thakur Prasad Gaire of the CPN-UML urged the government to conserve Palpa's historic Rani Mahal (Palace) while Tara Lama Tamang demanded grants for sugarcane farmers.

Pradip Paudel of Nepali Congress drew the government's attention towards the issue of a server down in Tribhuvan International Airport. Badri Pandey from the same party expressed his concerns over problems being caused by Bajura people in the aftermath of a landslide and a delay in constructing a bridge in Martadi. 

Devendra Poudel of the CPN (Maoist Center) urged the government to establish the administration office at Galkot of Baglung to provide government services near to the locality of people who face challenges in visiting the district headquarters to acquire administrative services.

Dhawal Shumsher JB Rana, Basudev Ghimire, Bindhyabasini Kansakar, Tejulal Chaudhary, Damodar Poudel Bairagi, Durga Rai, Pradip Yadav, Prabhu Hajara, Binita Kathayat, Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan, Nagina Yadav, Nirmala Koirala, Narayan Prasad Acharya, Nisha Dangi, Purna Bahadur Gharti Magar, Pratima Gautam, Pratiksha Mukhiya, Dikpal Kumari Shahi, Deepak Giri, Deepa Sharma and Dr Toshima Karki raised various contemporary issues.



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