Export through the dry port at Chovar in Kathmandu has begun by transporting a truck laden with homemade woollen items to Denmark for the first time on Tuesday.
The consignment worth 43,467 euros equivalent to about 55 million rupees have been sent to Denmark. Chief customs administrator Dhan Bahadur Baduwal said that this opens the door for the exports through dry port. The dry port was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on April 5. The port has received imports worth over Rs 73 million so far since it came into operation.
The goods and merchandise imported through the Birgunj customs office, Mechi customs office, Biratnagar customs office, Bhairahawa customs office and dry port customs office, Parsa can be directly available at the dry port at Chovar.
The dry port was constructed recently at the cost of over Rs 100 billion. The project spans 261 ropanis of land.