Preliminary feasibility report for Kyirong-Kathmandu railway ready

Kathmandu, August 7

A Chinese company has completed preparing a preliminary feasibility report for the proposal Kyirong-Kathmandu railway project which connects Tibet and Nepali capital.

China Railway First Survey and Design Institute has completed the task before the deadline of August end set by itself.

The government of Nepal, however, says it has not been informed about conclusions of the study and other contents of the report. Therefore, the government is sending a team of officials from the Department of Railway to take stock of the progress made for the project.

The team led by the Secretary of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport will leave for Beijing on August 20.

“During the trip, the Chinese side will share us a presentation on conclusions of the preliminary feasibility study,” an official at the Department says, “After that we can move ahead with the project.”

However, the two governments are yet to discuss in detail and finalise a modality for the partnership in the project.

It has been said that whether the project is feasible will be decided only after the Nepali side studies the report.

The report is expected to provide a guideline on likely challenges of the project and preparations needed to deal with them. Likewise, it will decide the cost and time needed for the project.

The Chinese government will cover all the costs in the project. The preliminary feasibility study was also conducted with the Chinese investment.

Published on August 7th, Tuesday, 2018 10:30 AM

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