Imports from Tatopani, Rasuwa checkpoints resume

KATHMANDU: Tatopani and Rasuwa checkpoints have been opened from today. Both checkpoints were closed for more than one month, citing increasing cases of COVID-19.

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

Information Officer of Department of Customs Punya Bikram Khadka said that with this, seven big containers have entered Nepal via Rasuwa checkpoint this morning and other seven containers would arrive till this evening.

Earlier, 14 big containers used to enter Nepal via Rasuwa check point daily. Nepal in the course of the visit of Chairperson Li had raised voices to open the border points.

During the courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chairperson Li had assured of facilitating the containers carrying daily essentials and goods for coming 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. RSS

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