Indian monopoly ends as Nepal gets access to Chinese ports

0

KATHMANDU: China on Friday agreed to allow Nepal to use four of its seaports and three land ports for third-country trade reducing the landlocked country’s dependence on India to conduct international commerce.

Nepal will be able to access Shenzen, Lianyungang, Zhanjiang and Tianjin, the latter being the nearest seaport at a distance of around 3,300 kms from the Nepalese border, according to foreign ministry sources here.

Similarly, Nepal has been allowed to use Lanzhou, Lhasa and Xigatse land ports (dry ports) as well. This will provide alternative routes for Nepal to carry out international trade.

Leave A Reply