A team formed by the government to study the Nepal-China border in the northern part of Humla has reached the site.

The team will be studying 13 border pillars of Humla district adjoining the China border. If weather favors, all 15 pillars will be studied, said Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya.

The seven-member team is led by Secretary at Home Ministry Jay Narayan Acharya. Other members include Deputy Director General at Survey Department Sushil Dangol, two other experts assigned by the department and Nepal Police officials.

The study team’s report will help determine whether or not China has encroached upon Nepali territory in Humla, said CDO Acharya.

The government team arrived here for the field study for the first time after news reports that China had built structures at Lolungjong of Limi in Namkha Rural Municipality emerged.

The disputes on the border emerged after the news report that China developed structures in Nepali territory in Humla last year.

On September 2, the Council of Ministers had formed a team for the field inspection of border area at Limi and its vicinity of Namkha Rural Municipality of Humla district.

After the arrival of the study team here, political parties, local administration, civil society and people’s representatives held a discussion on the border issue.