NA opens Mailung-Syaphrubesi road track, hands over road to Transport Ministry
- Road section linking Rasuwagadi now shortest route to reach China from Kathmandu
May 20, 2018-The Nepal Army has completed the track opening job of Mailung-Syaphrubesi road section that links Kathmandu with Rasuwagadi, the only international trade border point with China.
Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel on Sunday inaugurated the recently opened track. During the occasion the NA handed over the responsibility of the road to the Ministry of Transport.
With the opening of the new track, the Galchi-Trishuli-Mailung-Syaphrubesi route has become the shortest road to reach China from the Capital. The new road will cut the distance to reach Rasuwagadi by about 30kms from the earlier route via Dhunche.
Defence Minister Pokharel, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghibir Mahaseth, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri among others were present during the road inauguration ceremony.
The NA technical team, however, informed that the recently opened two-lane road along the road section cannot be operated during the monsoon season for about 2 years.
Published: 20-05-2018 17:13