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China opens its first combined transport service to Nepal

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KATHMANDU — China has started its first combined transport service to Nepal on Wednesday.

An international cargo train departed from Lanzhou, the capital city of northwestern China’s Gansu province. The last destination is Kathmandu, Nepal, but rail transport will change over to road transport in Xigaze, Tibet, reported People’s Daily Online.

According to the Daily, the entire voyage will take 10 days which includes three sections — 2,431 kilometers of rail transport from Lanzhou to Xigaze, 564 kilometers of road transport from Xigaze to Geelong Port in Nepal, and 160 kilometers of road transport from Geelong Port to Kathmandu.

The launch of the combination service will further promote the rapid growth of related industries in China’s Gansu province, Qinghai province, Tibetan Autonomous Region and South Asian regions, it said.

The train has 43 cars and 86 cargo containers carrying daily necessities and home appliances, according to the deputy general of China Railway Container Corporation.

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Balmiki Education Foundation School students develop robot

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BHADRAPUR— Students from Balmiki Education Foundation based in Birtamodh, Jhapa have developed several instruments including robot, drone and censor car.

Eighth grader Roshan Kumar Saha and his colleagues made a robot at the cost of Rs 180,000.
The robot developed by the students was kept at Science Exhibition of the school on Monday.

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