Tatopani customs point resumes operation from today
February 9, 2021 05:09 PM NPT
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KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Tatopani customs point at the Nepal-China border in Sindhupalchowk district that was closed since January 16 this year has resumed operation from today.
The customs point, one of the major custom points with China, was closed by the government of China for the last three weeks to carry out maintenance work in the flood-damaged 'Miteri Pul' (Friendship Bridge).
The bridge has been constructed over the Bhotekoshi River that borders Nepal and China.
Ganesh Prasad Poudel, chief of the Tatopani Customs Office, shared that three containers entered Nepal from China on Tuesday morning. The Chinese side sprayed sanitizers on those containers before leaving them in the middle of the 'Miteri Pul' so as to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, according to the Customs Office, Sindhupalchowk.
It is believed that all the stranded containers to be sent to Nepal from Khasa in China would arrive in Nepal with the resumption of the customs point.
Fruits- mainly apples, readymade garments, shoes, face masks and machinery items related to hydropower projects make up the highest import among the goods that are imported from China, according to the Customs Point.