Tatopani border reopens after 20 days

File: Tatopani border bridge

Kathmandu, February 9

The Tatopani border point between Nepal and China that was closed from January 20 has reopened on Tuesday.

Nepal’s Tatopani Customs Office chief Lal Bahadur Khatri says, “The Chinese side completed repairing the bordering bridge on time and trade activities have resumed today.” According to Khatri, six container trucks carrying various goods are coming to Nepal from China today.

A recent flood had damaged a section of the bridge, forcing the Chinese side to launch the repairing works. The section, which was already damaged by a landslide, had been hit by the flood.

Of late, Nepali traders have been expressing their concerns over the closure as the trade activities via the border were earlier severely hit by the Covid-19 crisis throughout the past year.

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