Govt assures reopening of Tatopani border point by May next year

Kathmandu, November 21

The government says the Tatopani border point between Nepal and China, which has been closed after the 2015 earthquake, will be open for trade activities by May next year.

The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport says it will repair the road connecting Kathmandu to the border point. The road was severely damaged by the earthquake.

The Department of Roads is preparing to call for tenders to repair the road. It has been learned that the Ministry has directed the Department to make sure that the works will be complete before May.

However, officials say the government has not allocated sufficient funds to renovate the road. Currently, Rs 350 million has been allocated.

Around two months ago, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, has visited the border point to assess needful works to reopen the trade activities via Tatopani.

China, on the other hand, has expedited improving the condition of infrastructures on its side.

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