Kathmandu: Tatopani border point, a major gateway for Nepal’s trade with China, has come to a full operation on Monday. Trade with China had suffered a big set back after the border infrastructure was badly damaged by the 2015 earthquake. The Covid-19 pandemic further prolonged the border closure, making it difficult for Nepal traders to do business with China.
Though some bit of trade materialized now and then, the border point was not fully functional for years. Nepali traders had complained of non-cooperation from the Chinse side to resume trade through Tatopani, which lies at the northern end of Sindhupalchok district.
Officials from both Chinese and Nepali side and locals were present at the function organized to mark resumption of trade via the border.