Following the recent high level visit of Chinese officials in Nepal, the shipments from China have began entering Nepal via Rasuwagadhi border point.
China had earlier closed the border point, reasoning spread of coronavirus infection in Keyrong region. With the resumption of import, people’s movement also has gained pace.
In the last three days, 56 Chinese containers have entered Rasuwagadhi, Nepal, according to border security. Twenty-one Chinese containers entered Nepal every day in the last three days. It has resulted into higher mobility of vehicles and short-term jobs for more number of people.
In the past, Chinese customs had sent only 14 containers a day. The police informed that among the goods being imported by Nepali businesspersons in the wake of coming Dashain festival, two containers have walnut, and 46 have readymade garments.
Similarly, seven containers brought the construction materials for hydropower projects being built in Nepal, the customs employees said. Chief District Officer Nabaraj Jaishi said all containers have been sent to Kathmandu via Syafru, Mailung as Pasang Lhamu Highway was obstructed.
Businessperson Dharma Poudel thanked Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka for facilitating import of stuck consignments via diplomatic channel in view of traders’ plight in the face of Dashain festival.