Imports from Tatopani, Rasuwa checkpoints resume

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Tatopani and Rasuwa checkpoints have resumed from today.

Both the checkpoints were closed for more than one month, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. 

It has been learnt that the impots from these checkpoints resumed after bilateral agreement reached during the four-day Nepal visit of Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, Li Zhanshu, as well as decreasing trend of COVID-19 infection. 

According to the Information Officer of the Department of Customs, Punya Bikram Khadka, seven big containers entered Nepal via Rasuwa checkpoint this morning and another seven containers would arrive till this evening. 

Earlier, 14 big containers used to enter Nepal via Rasuwa check point daily. 

During the courtesy call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chairperson Li had assured of facilitating the containers carrying daily essentials and goods for coming festivals.  

Chairperson Li had arrived here on Monday on a four-day visit to Nepal at the invitation of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota.  He returned home today after wrapping up his four-day visit.

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