KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Nepali government on Thursday instructed the concerned ministries to upgrade Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi trading points bordering China as soon as possible.
A meeting of Nepal’s council of ministers chaired by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli directed the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to upgrade and reactive the trading points, Spokesman for the Nepal government Sherdhan Rai told reporters on Thursday.
Tatopani border points has been halted since the quake hit Nepal on April 25 due to massive damage. Rasuwagadhi border point has resumed operation but needs to be upgraded.
Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Bijaya Gachhadar told reporters that his ministry’s priority will be to improve and expand the roads connecting with China.
Nepal and China agreed to reactive seven border points to facilitate flow of essential goods including fuel to Nepal as people are reeling under acute shortage of petroleum products and basic commodities due to an embargo imposed by India after the Himalayan country adopted a new constitution on Sept 20.