Shipments from China have started entering Nepal via Rasuwagadhi border point after the recent high-level visit of Chinese officials in Nepal. China had earlier closed the border point, reasoning spread of coronavirus infection in Keyrong region. With the resumption of imports, people’s movement in the area has also gained pace.
In the last three days, 56 Chinese containers entered Nepal via Rasuwagadhi, according to border security.
Twenty-one Chinese containers entered Nepal daily after the resumption of transaction in past three days. It has resulted into higher mobility of vehicles and short-term jobs for many people. In the past, the Chinese customs used to send only 14 containers per day.
The customs employee informed that many containers contain goods being imported by Nepali businesspersons in the wake of coming Dashain festival while some have brought construction materials for hydropower projects being built in Nepal.
Chief District Officer Nabaraj Jaishi said all containers have been sent to Kathmandu via Syafru, Mailung as the Pasang Lhamu Highway was obstructed.