April 2: Rasuwagadhi border point, which was closed following the breakout of COVID-19 pandemic, has resumed its operation from Saturday.
In the presence of Secretary Madhukumar Marasini at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies and Vice President of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)of China Silang Nima, Nepali containers carrying goods made in Nepal left for Kerung via Rasuwagadhi’s Miteri Bridge.
As per the recent agreement between Nepal and TAR, the Tatopani crossing will also be operational from May 1. The agreement was reached during a bilateral talks held in Lhasa on March 29.
After holding talks to open the border, a team of government officials including Secretary Marasini and Joint Secretary Jitendra Basnet at the Home Ministry had returned to Rasuwa via Rasuwagadhi border point.
Secretary Marasini informed that other border points with China will also be opened. “Tatatopani border point will resume from May 1,” said Marasini.
The resumption of Rasuwagadhi border point with China has made traders and businessmen happy and excited in the area, said Nepal Kerung Business Association Founder Chairman Man Bahadur Tamang. A total of 24 trucks loaded with Nepal-made products left for Kerung on Saturday.