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Traidional border points with China reopen
  Kathmandu      May 26 2024

Kathmandu, Nepal, May 25, 2024: Some traditional border points to China including the Kimathangka in Sankhuwasabha have reopened from Saturday.

Reopen of traditional border points was announced amid a special ceremony organized in Chhentang in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China on Saturday. Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Vice President of TAR of PRC, Shilang Nima, were present on the occasion.

During the function, Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Chen Song announced that the remaining seven trade points will be opened soon when weather conditions allow. "That will greatly boost cross-border trade, and improve local residents' livelihoods and connectivity," Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Chen wrote on X.

These border crossings were shut down by the Chinese government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 14 border trade points in the northern region including Kimathangka were closed for the past four years.