29 Nov '15, 11am

Nepal requests China to expand Araniko highway https://t.co/Z2q6L9AbZT

Nepal to request China to expand Araniko Highway Nov 29, 2015- The government is preparing to formally request China to expand the Dhulekhel-Tatopani section of the Araniko Highway. Nepal’s main inland trade route with the northern neighbour has been heavily damaged by the April 25 earthquake and trade has not taken place through this route since the disaster. Officials at Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport said they were preparing to a send a proposal in this regard to the Cabinet soon. The government plans to expand this two-lane road to four lanes. “Preparations are underway to formally request China for the road expansion,” said Bishnu Om Bade, joint secretary at the ministry. “Although we have been requesting the northern neighbour in different meetings, we are now preparing to make a formal request.” According to ministry officials, the proposal will b...

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