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Call to bring Tatopani transit into full operation


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2023 Jan 07, 10:24, Sindhupalchok
This photo shows 'Araniko Highway' in Tatopani, Sindhupalchowk district taken on 21 May 2014. (Photo courtesy: Gerd Eichmann)

The CPN (UML) Sindhupalchok has submitted a memorandum drawing the attention of Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel on Friday to bring the Tatopani transit back into operation.

Tatopani of Sindhupalchok is connected by a historical border crossing with neighboring China but has been closed many times since the 2015 earthquake.

Politburo member Arun Nepal, UML central member Saresh Nepal, District President Kamal Nepal, and others reached the Finance Ministry under the leadership of UML Standing Committee member Sher Bahadur Tamang on Friday and requested the Finance Minister to take the initiative to open the Tatopani crossing. Finance Minister Poudel was requested to create an environment of dialogue, understanding, and trust with the Chinese government to make the Tatopani crossing reliable and operational.

The delegation also demanded the budget necessary for the reconstruction of the road and bridge of the Jure-Kodari section of the Araniko highway. Special programs for the economic recovery of the trade and business sector, which were closed due to the earthquake and the corona pandemic, should be carried out.

Standing committee member Tamang said that the Finance Minister took the request positively and pledged to take the initiative to bring the Tatopani transit back into full operation.

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