Ganesh BK- Kathmandu Neighboring China has begun construction of the Sigatse-Kerung railway three weeks ago. China plans to connect the Himalayan valley Kerung, which is about 24 km from Rasuwagadhi, to the Tibet Railway arriving in Sigatse within the next seven years. Although China had previously aimed to bring the railway to Sigatse by 2020, it was postponed due to geographical distress. The distance of the railway will be 540 km.
However, it is understood that China does not have priority for the railway from Kerung to Kathmandu. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who visited Nepal only last week, stressed more on the issue than China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) project. Civil Engineer Kiran Karki of the Railway Department said that a feasibility study on the Kerung-Rasuwagadhi railway has already been completed.
“There is no work left after that study,” he said, “and we are in the preparatory phase for further study.” Although the Nepal side has been taking initiatives for the construction of the railway from Kerung to Kathmandu72, the Chinese side has not given priority due to security reasons. China is emphasizing BRI. It is estimated that the Kerung-Kathmandu Railway will cost around Rs. 4 billion is confusion about investing so much.
China’s President Xi Jinping, the world’s second-largest economy, launched the BRI on September 2013 at the Nazarwave University in Kazakhstan for the first time developing the ‘Silk Road’ or the Silk Road Economic Corridor. It is a project connecting China by rail, road and sea to Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.
Where gas pipelines, railways, ports and other projects will be operated. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had signed a transport and transport agreement between the two countries on 21 March during his previous tenure. 12 May2017, Nepal signed the ‘OBOR’ (Van Belt Van Road) Agreement. Nepal has been actively involved in this project.
the BRI project comprises countries that account for more than 30% of the world’s GDP (gross domestic product). Various projects include China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, New-Eurasia Land Bridge, China Central Asia-West Economic Corridor. Road corridors like China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor, Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar and China-Indo-China Peninsula are moving towards construction.
The goal of bringing China’s railway along with the restoration of Kerung
5 years ago, Kerung-Rasuwagadhi had steadily progressed in geotechnical plans to enter South Asia via Nepal. With the revitalization of the dry port of Kerung in Tibet, built more than 54 years ago
The Rasuwagadhi International Trade Boat was brought into operation on 15 Mansira 2074.
China plans to connect the Himalayan valley Kerung, about 35 km from the Tibet Railway Rasuwagadhi. After the construction of the 540 km railway line, the link between Kerung to Kathmandu will open. A feasibility study of the Sigatse-Kerung Railway has been completed on 24 Vaisakha 2074.
Rasuwagadhi ferry operation along with the restoration of Kerung
A fresher bridge overlooking the freshwater bridge overlooking Kuta. From Betravati of another Nuwakot, Rusuva’s Dhunche-Sfrubesi-Rasuwagadhi proceeded to Kerung. History of these routes is used in the war and trade between Nepal and Tibet. The Rusuwagadhi border is the second trading center to be traded from China after the Indus water refinery.
On October 1961, the last day of the then King Mahendra’s visit to China, it was agreed to open the Lhasa-Kathmandu roadway in Beijing.The Kodari (Araniko) Highway, built in 19766 with the financial support of China, became the first Himalayan highway connecting Nepal-China. China plans to increase military infrastructure in the Himalayan border region and expand trade from Rasuwagadhi border to India. A dry port was built in 1962 at Kerung, about 35 km away.
In 1978, the Chinese government named this largest and most prosperous port of Tibet in the ‘A’ category. From the beginning of 1980, the Kerung Pass was closed after the trade slowed down . Government officials left.
1962 Yataka Not only did the geopolitics of the region change in 57 years, China emerged as a global economic power. According to the plan to open the land route from Tibet to Nepal through India On the 2009, China resumed the port of Kerung. With the resumption of the port, trade in Nepal began to expand. Along with this, the construction of a building with integrated customs office at Khambatara in his area was carried forward.
With China operating the Kerung Customs Line, Nepal has shown interest in building necessary integrated customs, dry ports and infrastructure. Currently all the office work is underway in a temporary condition. China has shown interest in helping to build the infrastructure. The process of establishing a customs office and dry port has been proceeding towards Nepal. China has developed Kerung-Rasuwagadhi as a major landmark.
Although about half a dozen boats have been opened for trade between China and Nepal, this is the shortest distance from China to India and other SAARC countries. From this point, China plans to make it easier to trade in Indian territory, even in the future, in Nepal.
China has shown interest in upgrading and blackening the 16-km route from Saphrabesi to Rasuwagadhi towards Nepal, and after establishing a unified customs office at the border, the border will be fully operational.
The Rasuwagadhi dry port is to be constructed in Timur, Rasuwa, with an investment of about Rs.8 billion for the operation of the boat. In the last year (2071), the Chinese technician has studied the size of the land required for the construction of the port.