Kathmandu: The first batch of Chinese experts arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday to conduct the feasibility study and survey of the China-Nepal cross-board railway, according to the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.
Conducting the feasibility study and survey of the China-Nepal cross-border railway has been a long-cherished dream of Nepali people and an important consensus reached by leaders of Nepal and China, says the embassy in its press release. “It is also an integral part of jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative between China and Nepal.”
China has said that it gives priority to Nepal’s aspiration and needs in this regard and will proactively push ahead with the feasibility study with the grant from China. “The two countries will maintain close contact and coordination in jointly carrying out the work ahead with a view of building trans-Himalayan multi-dimensional connectivity network,” says the statement.
This comes in the wake of formation of new government in Kathmandu under the leadership of Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda.’ Congratulating Prachanda on becoming the prime minister of Nepal, the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning had said on Monday that China is ready to work with the new government in Nepal to pursue high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, among other things.