Locals urge Govt facilitate resumption of Kimathanka border


Wangchhedar Bhote (left), Chair of Bhote Khola RM, submitting memorandum to FM Paudyal to help open Kimathanka border.

By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Feb 9: Locals at the Nepal-China border of Kimathanka in Sankhuwasabha district have demanded with the government to facilitate for opening the border for internal purpose as the closure has caused difficulties to the locals in the border areas.

The border has been shut down since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

A team of locals led by Wangchhedar Bhote, chairman of Bhote Khola Rural Municipality that lies at the border, submitted a memorandum to Foreign Minister Bimala Rai Paudyal on Wednesday.

Chairperson Bhote shared that Foreign Minister Paudyal assured them of taking an initiative to resume the border for the locals to conduct trade as in the past by coordinating with the Chinese ambassador in Nepal.

"We urged the Foreign Minister to facilitate resuming of the transit point so that we, locals, can do trade as we had been doing traditionally even if full operation is not possible for now," said chairperson Bhote talking to The Rising Nepal online.

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