China, under the BRI, opened its first rail-road combined transport service to Nepal in 2016. It aimed to promote the rapid growth of related industries in China and south Asian region. The combined transportation services, halted due to unknown reasons, has been resumed in 2020. Since 2016, so far, over 380 freight trains have been […]

In order to promote Sino-nepal bilateral trade at border point, the government of Nepal has planned to develop an Inland Clearance Depot (ICD) at Korala pass area of the Nepal-China border point in western Mustang district. ICDs, known as dry ports, play a significant role to expedite trade by helping in speedy customs clearance and […]

In December 2018, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City signed an agreement with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) to conduct the detail project report of the proposed Kathmandu monorail project along the 27-km ring road. The project is expected to be completed within 3 years at estimated cost of Rs116 billion. However, the implementation of monorail project […]

Kathmandu ring road renovation aimed to ease traffic congestion in city which is home to over 3 million people. KRRIP, initiated in 2013, was set to be completed in 2017 but delayed due to shortage of construction material, earthquake and Indian trade embargo in 2015. Shanghai Construction Group Co Ltd, a Chinese contractor, resumed work […]

The Government of Nepal and China Exim bank, in 2016, signed a government concessional loan (GCL) agreement worth RMB 1.37 billion for the construction of Pokhara International regional airport. The government handed over the project to Chinese contractor CAMCE Engineering Co. Ltd. It is the 2nd biggest China-funded development project in Nepal, involving the construction […]

As a part of the Galchhi-Trishuli-Rasuwagadhi highway, the project aimed to widen the 16 km road from Syaphrubesi to Rasuwagadhi into two lanes at total cost of 4.5 billion Nepali Rupees. A feasibility study of this road project was undertaken in 20198 and implementation started in September 2019. Over 60% of work on road upgradation […]

Nepal and China, in 2019, agreed to develop 50 km road linking Rasuwagadhi and Kathmandu. The first stretch of 32-km long road will link Tokha to Chhahare with a 4.17-km tunnel while the second 19-km stretch will link Mailung with Syaphrubesi in Rasuwa district. The construction has not been started due to delayed feasibility study […]

The Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose project aims to provide throughout the entire year irrigation facility to five drought-prone districts in the southern plains. China Overseas Engineering Co won the contract for the construction of a tunnel for the project. China offered to do it for Rs10.05 billion, about Rs6 billion less than the price quoted […]

The trans-Himalayan economic corridor, as a part of BRI between Nepal and China, was signed in 2018. The corridor involves infrastructure development, building communication networks, railways and cultural exchanges. It included China-Nepal Friendship Industrial Park, cross-border railway connecting Tibet to Kathmandu. Cross-border railway: Preparatory work for railway is underway China-Nepal Friendship Industrial Park: This is […]

Nepal-China cross border railway, during the second Belt and Road Forum (BRF), was listed as a part of trans-himalayan connectivity network. The train project was discussed in two meetings held in Beijing and Kathmandu in 2019. It involves laying 72 kilometers of rail tracks from Kerung in southern Tibet to Kathmandu, entering the country in […]