Kathmandu, May 29: Tatopani, the first and the main traditing point between Nepal and China, has come back to operation from today after it was badly damaged in the April 2015 earthquake.
The trading border point began its operation along with a truck with the registration number Na. 6 Kha 6451, carrying wool, entered Nepal from the Chinese side.
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Yadav, Federal Parliament members of Sindhupalchowk-1 Agni Prasad Sapkota and Sindhupalchowk-2 Sher Bahadur Tamang on behalf of Nepal took part in the opening program while Deputy Commerce Minister of China Jhang Jingchen and Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yangji were also present on behalf of the Chinese government.
Along with the opening of the border point, more trucks carrying wool from China entered today while trucks full of handicraft left from Nepal.
Inaugurating the border point, Minister Yadav said that the local community was relieved to get their happiness back while Nepal has once again been land-linked.
The Chinese Deputy Commerce Minister said that the border point was not only important for trading between the two countries but it also has historical and cultural significance.
It was festive affair at the border as thousands of business people and the locals participated in the function. The goods imported from China will have a new dry port to rest in Larcha, which was also was reconstructed with support from the Chinese government.