Kimathanka, Sankhuwasabha: Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud has said the Kimathanka transit point will be brought into operation soon. Talking to journalists at Tumlingtar Airport, he said the transit point on the Nepal-China border in the northern region of Sankhuwasabha district will be re-operated. According to him, the transit point will be upgraded and re-opened soon as the Chinese government is also positive on opening the transit point. He shared that opening of the transit point has been included in the agenda during the visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to the northern neighbor on September 23. The Foreign Affairs Minister said the issue has been kept in priority for the PM’s visit to China as opening this historic transit point will directly benefit trade and business in the eastern region of the country.
He mentioned that the Chinese government is also positive about construction of road and transmission lines in Kimathanka. The people’s representatives and stakeholder bodies have asked Prime Minister Dahal and Foreign Minister Saud asking them to take initiatives to urge the Chinese government to open the transit point.