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China ready to help upgrade Barhabise-Tatopani road: Ambassador Chen

Sindhupalchok: Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nepal Chen Song has said that China is ready to help upgrade the Barhabise-Tatopani road section.

During a discussion held with stakeholders at the Tatopani Customs Office about border management and the road leading to the Miteri Bridge, Chinese Ambassador Chen said that both countries can build roads together. 

He also shared that Chinese technicians will come to study the location of the landslide and other facets of the road.

On the occasion, MP from Sindhupalchok, Madhav Sapkota, shared that 1.2 billion rupees had been allocated to upgrade the road. He further proposed that both countries should work together on it.

Head of Road Division Office, Dolakha, Arjun Shrestha, presented a detailed project report of road upgrading prepared by Nepal.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Dr Rupak Sapkota, Chair of Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality Pasangnorbu Sherpa, local people’s representatives, political parties, the Chief District Officer, the Chief of Security Agency, the Chief of Customs Office, and Division Road Office staff were present in the discussion.

The Tatopani trade and transit point with China was closed after the 2015 earthquake and was re-opened in September 2023. 

An agreement was reached during the visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to China last October for the Chinese side to help upgrade the road leading to the border crossing.