Tiptala border point reopens after Covid-19 pandemic

Published On: May 24, 2024 09:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

TAPLEJUNG, May 24: Tiptala border point of Taplejung has reopened from Friday. The border between Nepal and China was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ward chair of Phakthanglung rural municipality-7, Chheten Lama, confirmed that the border was reopened from Friday after relentless efforts.  

According to Lama, 30 Nepali traders entered China after the border came into operation. They carried Nepali carpets, dairy products, Chhurpi (hardened yak cheese) among other local products to sell in Tibet. They will stay in the Tibet region for 10 days to sell goods.  

In the last week of Baisakh, a team led by Chief District Officer Rabindra Prasad Acharya, including security agencies, had reached Tiptala border point to discuss reopening the border with Chinese officials. 

According to the District Administration Office, Taplejung, the government officials had reached an agreement on May 8 last year with the officials of the Dinggyê County Government of Tibet from the Chinese side to open the border. 

Following completion of all the required administrative procedures, the border crossing reopened from Friday. 



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